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Title: What we leave behind in root canals after endodontic treatment: Some issues and concerns
Authors: Sum Dr., C.P.
Neo, J. 
Kishen, A. 
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: Sum Dr., C.P.,Neo, J.,Kishen, A. (2005). What we leave behind in root canals after endodontic treatment: Some issues and concerns. Australian Endodontic Journal 31 (3) : 94-100. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The benefits of using sodium hypochlorite (NaOCI) and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) as endodontic irrigants, and calcium hydroxide as an inter-appointment medicament, are well known to dentists. Many steps undertaken during endodontic treatment and retreatment are rather mechanical in nature, and less attention is committed to understanding the biological issues underlying endodontic treatment and retreatment. It should be noted that dentine is the fundamental substrate in endodontic treatment, and its properties and characteristics are the key determinant of nearly all disease and post-disease processes in the teeth. In this article the effects and counter-effects of NaOCI and EDTA on root canal dentine, and some other related issues are reviewed. This information will enable clinicians to use the beneficial effects of these chemicals, while necessary steps are considered to reduce their harmful effects on dentine substrate.
Source Title: Australian Endodontic Journal
ISSN: 13291947
DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-4477.2005.tb00312.x
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