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  Indian J Med Microbiol
 

Figure 22: Rotary files vs. SAF in oval canals: Disinfection. Oval canals of mandibular incisors were treated with either rotary files with syringe and needle irrigation (left) or the SAF system (right). Of the canals treated with rotary files with syringe and needle irrigation, 55% still contained viable bacteria (positive cultures) after completion of the procedure. In the SAF-treated group, positive cultures were found in only 20% of the canals. The image of the cross-sections explains these findings. The un-instrumented area in "left", marked with an arrow, likely served as a sanctuary for the bacteria, which were protected from the action of sodium hypochlorite (adapted from Siqueira et al. 2010)[10]

Figure 22: Rotary files vs. SAF in oval canals: Disinfection. Oval canals of mandibular incisors were treated with either rotary files with syringe and needle irrigation (left) or the SAF system (right). Of the canals treated with rotary files with syringe and needle irrigation, 55% still contained viable bacteria (positive cultures) after completion of the procedure. In the SAF-treated group, positive cultures were found in only 20% of the canals. The image of the cross-sections explains these findings. The un-instrumented area in et al. 2010)[10]">