A comparative SEM study of smear layer removal by detergents and EDTA on the root surface
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The present study performed an SEM evaluation of the efficiency of the following detergents on smear layer removal on the root surface: sodium lauryl sulphate, Plax, castor oil, and EDTA 24%. Sodium lauryl sulphate did not remove the smear layer and showed the worst results of all detergents tested. Plax and castor-oil detergents showed similar results represented by partial removal of the smear layer; these results were better than those obtained in the control (physiologic serum) and sodium lauryl sulphate groups. Neutral EDTA 24% was the most efficient detergent for smear layer removal.
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Sampaio, Jose Eduardo Cezar et al. A comparative SEM study of smear layer removal by detergents and EDTA on the root surface. International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, v. 25, n. 2, p. 157-163, 2005. Available at: <http://hdl.handle.net/11449/224497>.