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Efficacy of Chlorexidine as Intracanal Medicament in Primary Teeth

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2008 by Universidade Federal do Ceara.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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First received: February 15, 2008
Last updated: February 25, 2008
Last verified: February 2008

February 15, 2008
February 25, 2008
October 2007
November 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Efficacy of Chlorexidine as Intracanal Medicament in Primary Teeth
Efficacy of 1% Chlorexidine Gel as Intracanal Medicament in Primary Molar Teeth - a Clinical and Microbiological Study
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the action of the chlorexidine as intracanal medicament in the reduction of the levels of bacteria inside root canals of primary molar teeth with pulpal necrosis.
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Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Dental Pulp Necrosis
Drug: chlorexidine
Chlorexidine gel 1% during 7 days inside root canals
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February 2009
November 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy children of both gender;
  • Without history of reactions or alergical diseases;
  • With situated age between 04 and 08 years of age
  • With normal standard of growth and development
  • Patients with necessity of radical endodontic treatment (pulpectomy) in, at least, two primary molar teeth in different hemi-arches.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with history of alergical diseases
  • Patients with allergy to any type of medicine and/or foods
  • Patients with comprometimento of its general state of health
  • Healthy patients with risk to develop bacterial endocardite or patients that their general state of health can be aggravated had the transitory bacteremies, as for example children with congenital cardiac illnesses
  • Patients who are making use of sistemis antibiotics, or that they have made use of sistemic antibiotic in the period of 3 (three) months before the beginning of the endodontic treatment
  • With periapical x-ray evidencing less than 2/3 of remaining root of the primary tooth to be treated
  • Patients whose tooth with endodontic necessity to meet in advanced state of root pathological reabsortion
  • Patients whose legal responsible or parents to refuse to sign the term of free and clarified assent
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
4 Years to 8 Years   (Child)
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Ramille Araújo Lima, Federal University of Ceará
Universidade Federal do Ceara
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Universidade Federal do Ceara
February 2008

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