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ENDO - Endodontic Practice Today

Edited by Bun San Chong and Edgar Schäfer

Official Publication of the Belgian Association for Endodontology and Traumatology (BAET) and the French Society of Endodontics (SFE)

ISSN (print) 1753-2809 • ISSN (online) 1753-2817


Spring 2007
Volume 1 , Issue 1

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Irrigation of the root canal

Schäfer, Edgar

The root canal system is colonised with microorganisms in cases of apical periodontitis. Currently, it is impossible to totally eliminate these microbes purely with mechanical instrumentation. Therefore, irrigants are required to eradicate intraradicular infection. In this article, the different actions and interactions of the most commonly used irrigants are discussed and a clinical protocol suggested. At least two different irrigants should be used to achieve the most effective reduction of intraradicular microorganisms.

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