RESEARCH ARTICLE


Natural Therapeutic Options in Endodontics - A Review



Nagendrababu Venkateshbabu1, *, Suresh Anand2, Mohan Abarajithan3, Sultan O. Sheriff1, Pulikkotil S. Jacob1, Nath Sonia4
1 Department of Restorative Dentistry, International Medical University, Kuala lumpur, Malaysia
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Penang International Dental College, Penang, Malaysia
3 Smile Bright Root Canal Academy, Madurai, India
4 Department of Periodontology, Vananchal Dental College, Garhwa, India


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Abstract

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.

Keywords: Endodontics, Herbs, Intracanal medicament, Irrigants.