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. © 2007 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Apr 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging