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International Journal of Dentistry
Volume 2011, Article ID 851359, 9 pages
Review Article

Newer Root Canal Irrigants in Horizon: A Review

1Dentocare Multispeciality Dental Clinic, 20 Pratik Arcade near Dena Bank, Bytco Point Nashik Road, Nashik, Maharashtra 422101, India
2Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, MGV's KBH Dental College & Hospital, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

Received 13 July 2011; Revised 25 September 2011; Accepted 11 October 2011

Academic Editor: Ahmad Waseem

Copyright © 2011 Sushma Jaju and Prashant P. Jaju. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Sodium hypochloride is the most commonly used endodontic irrigant, despite limitations. None of the presently available root canal irrigants satisfy the requirements of ideal root canal irrigant. Newer root canal irrigants are studied for potential replacement of sodium hypochloride. This article reviews the potential irrigants with their advantages and limitations with their future in endodontic irrigation.