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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 12
First page : ( 1451) Last page : ( 1456)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00473.X

Newer root canal irrigants-A review

Sheik Ruksana1, Dr. Nasim Iffat2

1BDS 2nd Year, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

2Associate Professor, Department of Conservative and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ruksana.sheik@gmail.com

Online published on 2 March, 2017.

Abstract

The main goal of the root canal treatment is to completely eliminate the different components of the pulpal tissue, calcification and bacteria, and to prevent infection or re-infection. Irrigants perform both biological and physical roles during endodontic treatments. An irrigant ideally provides a mechanical flushing action and dissolve the remnants of organic tissues without damaging the periradicular tissues if extruded into the periodontium. Irrigation plays the main role in eradication of microbes from the root canal system. Instrumentation, irrigation, locally used disinfecting agents, and root filling (sealer) all contribute to the killing and removal of microbes from the infected root canal, with irrigation regarded as the most important factor.

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Keywords

Root canal irrigants, smear layer, MTAD, herbal irrigants, hypoclean.

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