volume 23, issue 2, P158-163 2015
DOI: 10.1590/1678-775720130691
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Abstract: Phosphoric acid has been suggested as an irrigant due to its effectiveness in removing the smear layer. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare the antimicrobial and cytotoxic effects of a 37% phosphoric acid solution to other irrigants commonly used in endodontics.Material and Methods : The substances 37% phosphoric acid, 17% EDTA, 10% citric acid, 2% chlorhexidine (solution and gel), and 5.25% NaOCl were evaluated. The antimicrobial activity was tested against Candida albicans, Staphylococcus au…

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