Consepsis™ 2% Chlorhexidine Antibacterial Solution is recommended for procedural endodontic disinfection, as a final endodontic rinse prior to canal obturation1-3, and prior to pulp capping. Consepsis solution should be used after smear layer removal for canal disinfection.
- Provides the longest and most effective antimicrobial activity4
- Reduces risk of recurrent caries
- Reduces potential for postoperative sensitivity
- Increases bond strengths with dentin bonding agents5
- May ensure long-term bond strengths by inhibiting MMP action in the hybrid layers6–8
- Free of emollients that interfere with bond strength
For endodontic use, Consepsis should be used after smear layer removal for canal disinfection. Sodium hypochlorite and EDTA solutions should be rinsed and removed prior to using Consepsis solution.
Note: DO NOT mix Consepsis solution (or any chlorhexidine solution) and ChlorCid™ solution (sodium hypochlorite) in the canal as a harmful brown precipitate will form.
For bonding uses, use Consepsis to thoroughly clean and disinfect the preparation prior to sealing and restoring.
Use Consepsis solution prior to DBA application to disinfect root surface with sensitive root treatment or when bonding.
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2 Clinical Research Associates Newsletter, Volume 18, Issue 4, April 1994.
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4 Carrilho MR, Carvalho RM, Sousa EN, et al. Substantivity of Chlorhexidine to Human Dentin. Dent Mater. 2010;26(8):779-85.
5 Cao DS, Hollis RA, Christensen RP, Christensen GJ. Effect of tooth disinfecting procedures on dentin shear bond strength [AADR abstract 493]. J Dent Res. 1995;74(suppl):73.
6 Carrilho MRO, Carvalho RM, de Goes MF, et al. Chlorhexidine preserves dentin bond in vitro. J Dent Res. 2007;86(1):90–94.
7 Carrilho MRO, Geraldeli S, Tay F, et al. In vivo preservation of the hybrid layer by chlorhexidine. J Dent Res. 2007;86(6):529–533.
8 Brackett WW, Tay FR, Brackett MG, Dib A, Sword RJ, Pashley DH. The effect of chlorhexidine on dentin hybrid layers in vivo. Oper Dent. 2007;32(2):107–111.
Indications for Use
Consepsis antibaceterial solution is recommended for procedural endodontic disinfection, as a final endodontic rinse prior to canal obturation, and prior to pulp capping. Consepsis solution should be used after smear layer removal for canal disinfection.
Consepsis solution can also be used to thoroughly clean and disinfect the preparation prior to sealing and restoring. Use prior to crown cementation, luting (provisional and/or permanent), and direct restorative placement, as well as procedural endodontic disinfection. It can also be used to passively control nonhyperemic bleeding.