Topical F–– solutions, NaF, SnF2, TiF4, or Fe-Al-NaF, were applied to root surfaces to examine the effect on caries-like lesions produced in vitro. Extracted premolars were treated with a solution for 10 min prior to a 20-day period in acid gel. The lesions were studied by microradiography and light microscopy, and concentration profiles of 12 elements were determined by secondary ion mass spectrometry. The results indicated that the solutions retarded the development of lesions. The greatest effect was obtained with TiF4 and SnF2 solutions. Element analyses revealed that high concentrations of F (up to 3.5%) accumulated in the outer third of the lesion and that SnF2 and TiF4 formed depots in the cementum, although both Sn and Ti also penetrated the lesion. NaF had a weaker effect on lesion formation, but induced a high F concentration in the demineralized zones. The Fe-Al-F solution affected the lesion only marginally and deposited a relatively low F concentration in the lesion, although Fe and Al penetration and depot formation were noted.

This content is only available via PDF.
Copyright / Drug Dosage / Disclaimer
Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.
Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug.
Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.
You do not currently have access to this content.