The Effect of Gaseous Ozone in Infected Root Canal

Open Access Maced J Med Sci. 2018 Feb 14;6(2):389-396. doi: 10.3889/oamjms.2018.102. eCollection 2018 Feb 15.


Objectives: During the treatment of chronic apical periodontitis and pulp necrosis the main role is to irrigate the root canal.

Aim: The aim of this in vivo study was to irrigate with 0.9% NaCl (Natrium Chloride), 2.5 % NaOCl (Sodium Hypochlorite Solution, Sigma Aldrich - Germany) and 2% CHX (Chlorhexidine Digluconate Solution, Sigma Aldrich - Spain) combined with Gaseous Ozone (Prozone WH, Austria).

Material and methods: This study was realised in the University Dentistry Clinical Centre of Kosovo (UDCCK), respectively in the Department of Endodontic and Dental Pathology, Dental Branch, Faculty of Medicine, Prishtina, Kosovo. The 40 subjects involved in this study belonged to both genders, in age between 15 -65 years. The sample selection was randomised. The retroalveolar radiography for each patient was taken in the suspected tooth. As a therapeutic plan the authors decided to disinfect the root canal with the irrigants, as follows: 2.5 % NaOCl, 2 % CHX and gaseous ozone.

Results: The statistical analyses were based on Kruskal - Vallis test, X - test, DF = 3, r < 0.01. In the isolated average number of the aerobe and anaerobe bacteria colonies, when gaseous ozone was used, there was the significant statistical difference.

Conclusions: When gaseous ozone was combined with irrigants 0.9%, 2.5 % NaOCl and 2% CHX, it was concluded that the number of colonies of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria was reduced.

Keywords: Antibacterial Effect; CHX; Gaseous Ozone; NaCl; NaOCl; Root Canal.