Final irrigation protocols in Endodontics: systematic review

V08N03 | 2018 | Original Article | Pages 24 to 33

Marilia Fagury Videira Marceliano-Alves, Juliana Teixeira Lima, Flávio Rodrigues Ferreira Alves

Endodontics, Root Canal Irrigants, Root Canal Preparation

INTRODUCTION: The mechanical action of the instruments throughout the canal system is limited to the main canal, which valorizes the need of an irrigant with optimal properties use in order to enhance the cleaning and disinfection. Therefore, the aim of this work was to perform a review about the different final irrigation protocols adopted in Endodontics. METHODS: Studies were selected with “in vitro” and “in vivo”, to point how solutions, possible associations and agitation methods. RESULTS: Became evident the need of more than one substance during the preparation and also the association with a chelating agent, under agitation, as a way to potentiate the disinfection of the canals. CONCLUSION: Was observed that the use of NaOCl 2.5% associated with EDTA 17% or MTAD or CHX 2%, under agitation, seems to be the combinations considered by the literature as the most effective, may be, therefore, indicated as final solutions in endodontics.

Marceliano-Alves MFV, Lima JT, Alves FRF. Final irrigation protocols in Endodontics: systematic review. Dental Press Endod. 2018 Sept-Dec;8(3):24-33. DOI: