Contaminated Dental Posts and Methods of Disinfection: A Systematic Review | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Contaminated Dental Posts and Methods of Disinfection: A Systematic Review

Author(s):Hadi M Alamri and Mohammed Mustafa

Purpose: The aim of this study is to review the literature for the effect of contaminated posts on the outcome of endodontic therapy and to review the current recommendations available for posts disinfection protocols. Methods: An electronic MEDLINE and PubMed search was conducted using MeSH terms, and the references of the resulted articles were further reviewed for additional articles, eligibility criteria included any published article in a peerreviewed journal assessing posts for signs of contamination or reviewing protocols for posts disinfection prior to cementation. Findings: No articles met the eligibility criteria to be included in this review. Conclusion: There is a lack of evidence regarding the effect of contaminated posts on the success of endodontic treatments, and no protocols were found for disinfecting the posts prior to cementation.

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