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ISSN: 2332-0702

Journal of Oral Hygiene & Health
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Research Article

Risks and Management of Sodium Hypochlorite in Endodontics

Shibu Thomas Mathew*

Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author:
Shibu Thomas Mathew
Department of Endodontics
Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 92000084
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: May 02, 2015; Accepted Date: May 19, 2015; Published Date: May 26, 2015

Citation: Mathew ST (2015) Risks and Management of Sodium Hypochlorite in Endodontics. J Oral Hyg Health 3:178. doi:10.4172/2332-0702.1000178

Copyright: © 2015 Mathew ST. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Aim: The aim of this article is to provide the dental practitioner about the potential inadvertent effects of sodium hypochlorite and its management on encountering a dental emergency.
Summary: As a major objective of root canal treatment is to disinfect the entire root canal system which requires the elimination of pulpal contents and sources of infection by using mechanical instrumentation, chemical irrigants in conduction with intra canal medicaments. However, there remains a risk of extrusion of these irrigants beyond and into the surrounding tissues which causes severe complications.
Conclusion: This article discusses the use of sodium hypochlorite with its inadvertent effects. Complications with the use of sodium hypochlorite can be avoided by the use of specialized needles, avoiding excessive pressure, not wedging the needle tip in the canal. Early recognition and management of advertent effects of sodium hypochlorite remains vital for the patient’s safety.