Journal of Nanomaterials / 2016 / Article / Fig 3

Research Article

Bactericide Effect of Silver Nanoparticles as a Final Irrigation Agent in Endodontics on Enterococcus faecalis: An Ex Vivo Study

Figure 3

AFM images showing the capacity of smear layer removal of (a) silver nanoparticles, (b) EDTA, and (c) saline solution. This images show that the silver nanoparticles are more effective in removing smear layer than saline solution but show less smear layer removal when compared with EDTA.