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Blood cell attachment to root surfaces treated with EDTA gel.
Root debridement generates a smear layer which contains microorganisms and toxins that could interfere in periodontal healing. For this reason, different substances have been used to remove it and to expose collagen fibers ...
Influence of dental exposure to oral environment on smear layer removal and collagen exhibition after using different conditioning agents
Although in vitro studies have shown encouraging results for root surface conditioning with demineralizing agents, in vivo studies have failed to show its benefits in periodontal healing. This can be attributed to several ...
Efficacy of EDTA-T gel for smear layer removal at root surfaces
Objective: The purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate the efficacy of EDTA gel preparation, associated with texapon detergent (EDTA-T), for removing the smear layer at human root surfaces. Method and materials: ...