Dr. Isabel Mello, from Dalhousie University, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about a recent study she published with her colleagues in Oral Health.
Irrigation protocols have changed in recent years, but Canadian endodontists are up to date in the way irrigation is performed. Sodium hypochlorite, while an effective irrigant, performs better when combined with other irrigants, such as EDTA, which remove the inorganic components of dentin.
Ex vivo studies have shown that irrigants can enhance the outcome of endodontic treatment but, studies have not shown that irrigation, alone, impacts endodontic treatment success rates.
You can read the study published by Dr. Mello and her colleagues here.
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