Natural Therapeutic Options in Endodontics - A Review
Nagendrababu Venkateshbabu1, *, Suresh Anand2, Mohan Abarajithan3, Sultan O. Sheriff1, Pulikkotil S. Jacob1, Nath Sonia4
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
Issue: Suppl-1, M9
First Page: 214
Last Page: 226
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-10-214
Article History:Received Date: 30/12/2015
Revision Received Date: 10/1/2016
Acceptance Date: 28/01/2016
Electronic publication date: 11/05/2016
Collection year: 2016
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Complete eradication of microbial biofilms and elimination of the smear layer are the key factors during endodontic treatment. Various chemical irrigants have been proposed in the literature for the same. The major setback with these chemical irrigants is that they are not bio-friendly to the dental and peri-radicular tissues. In the recent years, research to use natural products for root canal disinfection has gained importance. The aim of this article is to compile various herbal products that have been used as an irrigants and intracanal medicaments in the field of Endodontics to eradicate the biofilm and remove smear layer.