Chemomechanical removal of pulpal and dentinal debris with sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide vs normal saline solution

Timothy A. Svec, John W. Harrison

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The effectiveness of chemomechanical preparation with normal saline solution and with a combination of sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide was evaluated microscopically. The results indicated that a combination of NaOCl and H2O2 was significantly more effective in cleansing the canal system at 1 and 3 mm from the apex. At the 5-mm level, normal saline solution was equally effective as an irrigant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of endodontics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1977


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  • Dentistry(all)

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