Efficacy of peracetic acid in rapid disinfection of new endodontic files compared with sodium hypochlorite, chlorhexidine and povidine iodine

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Nandhini T., Subash Sharma S and Gopinath P

Aim: The purpose of this study was to compare 4 methods of disinfecting new endodontic files in chair side practice using chemicals and recommend the effective method from among these.
Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of 3 % sodium hypochlorite (NaoCl), 2% chlorhexidine, 5% peracetic acid and 10% povidine iodine in the rapid disinfection of new endodontic files with Bacillus subtilitis.
Background: Some study has been previously done on comparing the efficacy of peracetic acid in rapid disinfection of resilion and gutta percah cones with sodium hypochlorite, chlorhexidine and povidine iodine. But this study is on disinfecting the new endodontic files using above mentioned solutions. The reason is to evaluate the new endodontic files sterilised or not.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.5384.0712