|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 148
Chitosan-silver nanocomposite as an endodontic irrigant
Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Web Publication||3-Apr-2019|
Dr. Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Chitosan-silver nanocomposite as an endodontic irrigant. Saudi Endod J 2019;9:148
The report published by Saudi Endodontic Journal (issue #2, 2017) on “Chitosan-silver nanocomposite as an endodontic irrigant” is very interesting. Babu et al. mentioned that “chitosan-silver nanocomposite as an endodontic irrigant can inhibit the growth of Candida albicans in combination with standard irrigation protocol.” It is no doubt that the use of silver nanoparticle-based agent can be helpful and has a side activity against microbe. However, there are also concerns on the possible unwanted toxicity of using silver nanoparticle. It should be noted that if the silver nanoparticle is exactly used in vivo in human, the absorption cannot be avoided and there are many possible toxicities of silver nanoparticle. The well-known possible effects are on the reproductive and hematological system., Hence, before Babu et al. concluded that “chitosan-silver nanocomposite can be an alternative option provided all the ideal properties of an irrigant are satisfied,” there should be a concern on possible forgotten, unwanted effect of the nanocomposite.
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