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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 145-150

Comparative evaluation of fibrin clot adhesion to root modified with citric acid, tetracycline hydrochloride, minocycline, and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid: An in vitro study

Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India

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Ashutosh Nirola
Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Patiala, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-6944.111176

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Background: The objective of periodontal therapy is to convert periodontitis affected root surface into a surface which is biologically compatible for connective tissue adherence and attachment. The present study was to compare the efficacy of citric acid, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), tetracycline hydrochloride (TTC-HCl), and minocycline as root conditioning agents in terms of fibrin clot adhesion to the dentinal surfaces under Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Materials and Methods: A total of 40 specimens were obtained from fresh extracted human teeth which were divided into four groups comprising 10 specimens in each group. The root conditioning agents used were: citric acid, EDTA, TTC-HCl, and minocycline. The root surfaces were planed and specimen blocks (7 × 5 mm) were obtained. They were subjected to various conditioning agents and then exposed to fresh blood which was allowed to clot. These specimens were then rinsed and subjected to SEM analysis. Results: The results showed that citric acid conditioned root specimens presented with the best fibrin clot adhesion than any other group. Conclusion: It was concluded that root conditioning agents have a significant role in periodontal wound healing and future new attachment.

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