canal debridement


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canal debridement

The removal of organic and inorganic debris from a dental root canal by mechanical or chemical methods. This procedure is done in preparation for sealing the canal to prevent further decay of the tooth.
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Therefore, irrigation is an essential part of root canal debridement because it allows for cleaning beyond what might be achieved by root canal instrumentation alone [3].
Similarly, ultrasonics in combination with irrigants is another fresh addition for canal debridement. However, neither apex locators nor ultrasonics were used; instead, worked with hand instruments and two reagents: sodium hypochlorite and chlorhexidine gluconate.
It implied that root canal debridement and bacteria elimination held a very vital role in tissue repair as well as bone healing.