Novel Root Canal Irrigants: An Endodontic Experience

Mujoo, Tohina and Ballal, Vasudev (2014) Novel Root Canal Irrigants: An Endodontic Experience. International Journal of Dental and Health Sciences, 1 (3). pp. 359-368.

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Abstract

Root canal therapy of a tooth relies on proper instrumentation, irrigation and obturation of the root canal. Debridement of the canal is the main step during treatment to completely eliminate the source of infection. Proper biomechanical preparation is initiated to shape the canal and remove the bacteria to prevent periapical infections. Root canal irrigants are used after the mechanical instrumentation is done, to eradicate the remaining debris out of the canal. Various irrigants have been used such as sodium hypochlorite, saline and chlorhexidine, just to name a few. Unfortunately, none of these irrigants meet the ideal requirements of today; hence, new developments have been introduced for the reduction of inflammation and infection. This review will shadow upon the various advancements established recently to fulfill the treatment goal of disinfection in the root canal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomechanical preparation; chlorhexidine; debridement; infection; sodium hypochlorite; saline.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Conservative Dentistry and Endontics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2014 10:58
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2014 10:58
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141389

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