2% Chlorhexidine gel for chemical & mechanical preparation of root canals
Chlorex gel, a potent antimicrobial gel containing 2% chlorhexidine digluconate, is a crucial element in endodontic treatment. It serves the primary purpose of disinfecting the root canal system by effectively eliminating bacteria and other microorganisms while preventing reinfection. The selective action of Chlorex gel targets and inhibits the growth of microbes responsible for pulpal and periapical diseases, ensuring optimal treatment outcomes. What sets Chlorex gel apart are its distinct advantages. Notably, it exhibits lower toxicity compared to alternative antimicrobial agents, making it a safer choice for patients. Additionally, its antimicrobial effect lasts longer, providing extended protection against microbial pathogens. Furthermore, the gel minimizes tissue dissolution, reducing the potential for damage to surrounding tissues.
In endodontic procedures, Chlorex gel proves to be a reliable tool for achieving optimal disinfection of the root canal system. By effectively combatting microbial pathogens, it plays a vital role in eradicating harmful microorganisms and supports the overall success of endodontic treatments. With its potent antimicrobial properties, Chlorex gel contributes significantly to the eradication of bacteria, ensuring a healthier root canal system and favorable treatment outcomes.
- 2% chlorhexidine digluconate
- Gel base and distilled water
- Broad-spectrum antimicrobial: Chlorex gel effectively targets and eliminates a wide range of microorganisms responsible for pulpal and periapical diseases.
Bactericidal and bacteriostatic action: The gel's dual action destroys bacteria by disrupting their cell membrane and prevents their multiplication by interfering with their metabolism.
Optimal concentration for enhanced efficacy: Chlorex gel's specific concentration ensures superior antimicrobial effectiveness and substantivity compared to lower concentration gels or liquid forms.
Inhibition of metalloproteinases: By inhibiting metalloproteinases, Chlorex gel preserves the integrity of the root canal walls, preventing the degradation of vital components such as collagen and dentin.
Chemical stability and odorless formulation: Chlorex gel maintains its chemical stability, ensuring its effectiveness over time. It is also odorless, providing a more pleasant experience for patients and clinicians.
Water-soluble and non-staining: The gel easily dissolves in water, facilitating its application during endodontic procedures. It does not stain clothes, minimizing any potential inconvenience.
Lower cytotoxicity compared to NaOCl: Chlorex gel exhibits a lower cytotoxicity than sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), making it safer for surrounding tissues and cells while maintaining its antimicrobial potency.
- 1 x 2gm syringe