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The antimicrobial effects of root canal irrigation and medication.

Authors
  • El Karim, Ikhlas
  • Kennedy, John
  • Hussey, David
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Publisher
Elsevier - Mosby
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2007
Volume
103
Issue
4
Pages
560–569
Identifiers
PMID: 17223590
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The role of microorganisms in the development and maintenance of pulpal and periapical inflammation have been well documented. The success of root canal treatment largely depends on the elimination of microbial contamination from the root canal system. Although mechanical instrumentation of root canals can reduce bacterial population, effective elimination of bacteria cannot be achieved without the use of antimicrobial root canal irrigation and medication. This review will discuss the antimicrobial effects of the known root canal irrigants and medicaments and explore future developments in the field.

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