Utilização e forma de armazenamento da solução de hipoclorito de sódio por cirurgiões-dentistas

Stomatos 01/2006;
Source: DOAJ

ABSTRACT O propósito deste estudo foi verificar a utilização e a forma de armazenamento da solução de hipoclorito de sódio empregada durante o preparo químico mecânico de canais radiculares por cirurgiões dentistas. Um questionário foi preparado e entregue pessoalmente para cada participante, totalizando 350 entrevistas. Somente participaram da pesquisa cirurgiões dentistas formados que realizavam tratamento endodôntico. Verificou-se que 99,42% dos profissionais entrevistados utilizam a solução de hipoclorito de sódio para irrigação de canais radiculares, sendo que a concentração mais utilizada foi de 1%. Observou-se, também, que a solução é adquirida pela maioria dos profissionais em casas dentárias, mantida em plástico branco e à temperatura ambiente. Devido à alta instabilidade da solução de hipoclorito de sódio, cabe aos cirurgiões dentistas conscientizarem-se da correta forma de armazenamento, o que pode minimizar a perda de cloro livre e aumentar a eficácia da solução.

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