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Chapter-12 Root Canal Medicaments

BOOK TITLE: Review of Endodontics and Operative Dentistry

Author
1. Garg Nisha
2. Garg Amit
ISBN
9788184483864
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10735_12
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2008
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. Ex-Resident, Government Dental College, Patiala, Presently at, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India, Government Dental College, Patiala, Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, Mohali, Punjab, India, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India
2. Government Dental College, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India, Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, Mohali, Punjab, India, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Originally endodontics was mainly a therapeutic procedure in which drugs were used to destroy microorganisms, fix or mummify vital tissue and affect a sealing of the root canal space. The drugs commonly used were caustics such as phenol and its derivatives which were shown to produce adverse effects on the periapical tissues. Gradually the reliance on drugs has been replaced by emphasis on thorough canal debridement. But drugs are still being used as intra-treatment dressings, although an ever increasing number of endodontists use them only for symptomatic cases.

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