Mihnea Constantin

On-line: Laser Active Irrigation Techniques in the Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatments consist of mechanical instrumentation followed by irrigation to facilitate removal of bacteria, debris and therapeutic materials such as gutta-percha, sealer and medication from root canals. While the effectiveness of irrigation relies on both, the ability of irrigant to dissolve tissue, and the mechanical flushing action to remove material from the canal, it has been suggested that the flushing action is more important than the ability to dissolve tissue, especially since most of the dentine is inorganic matter that cannot be dissolved by sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) solution.