PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 5 (2008), No. 4     4. June 2009
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Periodontitis as a Contagious Infection: Contemporary Use of Antimicrobial Agents.
Part II

Saxer, Ulrich/Hassell, Thomas
Part I of this comprehensive review article dealt exclusively with the use of chlorhexidine in the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene. While it is universally accepted that chlorhexidine is one of the most effective antimicrobial agents for intraoral application, many other substances have also been proven to be effective when applied topically. Thus, Part II of this article provides in-depth descriptions of alternative agents for antimicrobial use in dentistry, by both the patient at home and the professional in the dental office.

Keywords: halogens, quaternary ammonium bases, sanguinarin, sodium hypochlorite, providone iodine, heavy metal salts, phenols, triclosan