Post endodontic pain: Is it affected by irrigation technique?

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This review of whether ultrasonic irrigation results in less postoperative root canal treatment pain than conventional irrigation included 6 RCTs. The suggests less pain with ultrasonic irrigation for the first 48 hours but no difference at 72 hours.

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Trial suggests that root canal treatments with and without additional ultrasonic activation of the irrigant are equally effective

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Irrigation procedures and protocols are a key stage in root canal therapy. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of root canal treatments with and without additional ultrasonic activation of the irrigant by evaluating the endodontic outcome. Patients with a single-rooted maxillary or mandibular incisor, canine, or premolar tooth the required root [read the full story…]

Two endodontic irrigation protocols show similar effect on bacterial contamination during root canal treatment

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Elimination of bacteria from the root canal is a key aim of root canal treatment (RoCT). The aim of this study was to compare the results of a non-activated single-irrigation protocol (NAI) that used only 1% Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) with a passive ultrasonic multi-irrigation protocol (PUI) that used 1% NaOCl, 17% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), and [read the full story…]