Accession Number:

ADA137567

Title:

Scanning Electron Microscopic Evaluation of Root Canal Irrigation with Saline, Sodium Hypochlorite, and Citric Acid,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1983-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This study used a scanning electron microscope and a calibrated scoring system to quantitatively evaluate the amount of superficial debris and the smeared layer that remained following root canal preparation with six different irrigation regimens. Sodium hypochlorite NaOCl was significantly more effective than citric acid in removing superficial debris from the apical third of the treated root canals. However, citric acid or a combination of NaOCl and citric acid was more effective than either NaCOl or saline in removing the smeared layer from the surface of the prepared root canal walls. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE