Root canal treatment with high-frequency waves in rats
Matsui, Saori Osaka University
Yoneda, Naomichi Hyogo College of Medicine
Maezono, Hazuki Osaka University
Kuremoto, Katsutaka Osaka University
Ishimoto, Takuya Osaka University
Nakano, Takayoshi Osaka University
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Ebisu, Shigeyuki Osaka University
Noiri, Yuichiro Niigata University
Hayashi, Mikako Osaka University
The purpose of this study was to develop a high-frequency wave therapy model in rats and to investigate the influence of high-frequency waves on root canal treatment, which may provide a novel strategy for treating apical periodontitis. Root canal treatments with and without high-frequency wave irradiation were performed on the mandibular first molars of 10-week-old male Wistar rats. The mesial roots were evaluated radiologically, bacteriologically, and immunohistochemically. At 3 weeks after root canal treatment, lesion volume had decreased significantly more in the irradiated group than in the non-irradiated group, indicating successful development of the high-frequency therapy model. The use of high-frequency waves provided no additional bactericidal effect after root canal treatment. However, high-frequency wave irradiation was found to promote healing of periapical lesions on the host side through increased expression of fibroblast growth factor 2 and transforming growth factor-β1 and could therefore be useful as an adjuvant nonsurgical treatment for apical periodontitis.
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