Detection, treatment and prevention of endodontic biofilm infections: what's new in 2020?

Abusrewil, S., Alshanta, O. A., Albashaireh, K., Alqahtani, S., Nile, C. J., Scott, J. A. and McLean, W. (2020) Detection, treatment and prevention of endodontic biofilm infections: what's new in 2020? Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 46(2), pp. 194-212. (doi: 10.1080/1040841X.2020.1739622) (PMID:32233822)

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Abstract

Endodontic disease, a biofilm infection of the root canal space, is a significant cause of dental morbidity worldwide. Endodontic treatment, or root canal treatment, as it is commonly known is founded on the ability to eradicate microbial biofilm infection and prevent re-infection of the highly complex root canal space. Despite many “advances” in clinical endodontics we have seen little improvement in outcomes. The aim of this critical review paper is to provide a contemporary view of endodontic microbiology and biofilm polymicrobiality, provide an understanding of the host response, and how together these impact upon clinical treatment. Ultimately, it is intended to provide insight into novel opportunities and strategies for the future diagnostics, treatment, and prevention of endodontic disease.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Scott, Dr James and Mclean, Dr William and Alqahtani, Saeed Saad H and Abusrewil, Sumaya and alshanta, Om Alkhir and Albashaireh, Khawlah
Authors: Abusrewil, S., Alshanta, O. A., Albashaireh, K., Alqahtani, S., Nile, C. J., Scott, J. A., and McLean, W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:Critical Reviews in Microbiology
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1040-841X
ISSN (Online):1549-7828
Published Online:01 April 2020

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