Endodontic Irrigation

Chemical disinfection of the root canal system

  • Bettina Basrani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Luis E. Chávez de Paz
    Pages 1-14
  3. Marco A. Versiani, Jesus D. Pécora, Manoel D. Sousa-Neto
    Pages 15-44
  4. Christos Boutsioukis, Lucas W. M. van der Sluis
    Pages 45-64
  5. Ya Shen, Yuan Gao, James Lin, Jingzhi Ma, Zhejun Wang, Markus Haapasalo
    Pages 65-97
  6. Bettina Basrani, Gevik Malkhassian
    Pages 99-115
  7. Pierre Machtou
    Pages 149-155
  8. Gary Glassman, Karine Charara
    Pages 157-171
  9. John M. Nusstein
    Pages 173-197
  10. Zahed Mohammadi, Amir Azarpazhooh
    Pages 221-226
  11. Anil Kishen, Annie Shrestha
    Pages 237-251
  12. José F. Siqueira Jr., Isabela N. Rôças
    Pages 267-283
  13. Rodrigo Sanches Cunha, Carlos Eduardo da Silveira Bueno
    Pages 285-299
  14. Anibal R. Diogenes, Nikita B. Ruparel
    Pages 301-312
  15. Bettina Basrani
    Pages 313-314
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 315-316

About this book


This book reviews the available information on bacterial disinfection in endodontics, with emphasis on the chemical treatment of root canals based on current understanding of the process of irrigation. It describes recent advances in knowledge of the chemistry associated with irrigants and delivery systems, which is of vital importance given that chemical intervention is now considered one of the most important measures in eliminating planktonic microbes and biofilms from the infected tooth. Recommendations are made regarding concentrations, exposure times, and optimal sequences. Possible complications related to the use of the different solutions are highlighted, with guidance on response. In addition, clinical protocols are suggested on the basis of both clinical experience and the results of past and ongoing research. Throughout, a practical, clinically oriented approach is adopted that will assist the practitioner in ensuring successful endodontic treatment.


Irrigation Delivery Irrigation Dynamics Root Canal Infection Sodium Hypochlorite Syringe Irrigation Ultrasonic Irrigation

Editors and affiliations

  • Bettina Basrani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DentistryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16455-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16456-4
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