Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Arunajatesan Subbiya, Venkatachalam Prakash , Balashankar Ajay Sathya , Ramachandran Tamilselvi,


Sodium Hypochlorite In Endodontics – The Bench Mark Irrigant: A Review

Venkatachalam Prakash , Balashankar Ajay Sathya , Ramachandran Tamilselvi, Arunajatesan Subbiya

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 1235-1239

The main aim of root canal treatment is to disinfect the entire root canal system. The main agenda is to eliminate the necrotic pulp. This goal can be achieved using chemical irrigation and mechanical instrumentation combined with medication of the root canal between treatment sessions. The major causes of pulpal and periapical pathosis are the microorganisms and their by-products. Various irrigation solutions have been suggested in order to eliminate or reduce bacteria and pulpal tissue remnants. The irrigants used in endodontics are Sodium hypochlorite, chlorhexidine digluconate, chitosan, EDTA and a few herbal derivatives. The most commonly used irrigant is sodium hypochlorite because of its excellent antimicrobial properties.