Camphorated phenol, is often recognized as DSI CPK, is undoubtedly a highly potent active antiseptic for the treatment of infected root canals & periapical infections.
Camphorated Phenol is an active sanitizer used for cavity sanitation and for root-canal treatment. Because of its oil viscosity, Camphor Phenol remains active for several hours.
Cpk is a blend of 27% 4-chlorophenols, 71% racemic camphor and 1.6% levomenthol. Cpk is internationally known as Camphorated Phenol. (Cpk) Products and was introduced to dentistry at the beginning of 20th century.
Camphorated phenols are active antiseptics and good disinfectants for root canals.
They have advanced antibacterial, antiseptic and disinfectant prospect in comparison with other disinfectants or phenol.
CPK has been shown to be highly effective against E. faecalis. The often described antibacterial effect of CPK is dependent on its capability to destroy the bacteria membrane by binding on its proteins and lipids.
üDisinfection of root canal is followed by intracanal medication.
üDSI CPK is made of 25% Phenol and 75% Camphor.
üFor external use only on root canals. Works with antibacterial treatment and antiseptic.
üEradicates microorganisms and bacteria, making the insides of canal inert.
üStop or control of post-treatment pain, the goal is to reduce or change the inflammatory response to boost anaesthesia.
üControl of tenacious P.A absc (weeping canal).
üEffective germicide and fungicide
üNonirritating to PA tissues
üSteady in solution
üShould have antibacterial effect for a lengthy period
üFull of life in the presence of blood, serum and proteinaceous derivatives
üLow surface tension
üShould not upset the repair of P.A tissues
üShould not stain the tooth.
üСapable of inactivation in a culture medium.
üShould not prompt cell-mediated response.
üCleansing after pulpectomy and pulp dressing.
üTreatment of post-traumatic inflammation.
üDecontaminations from the root canal
üTreatment of post-traumatic soreness.
üFor the momentary relief of pain and itching concerning cold sores and fever blisters. First aid to avert infection.