Efficacy of three techniques in cleaning the apical portion of curved root canals.

@article{Wu1995EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of three techniques in cleaning the apical portion of curved root canals.},
  author={M -K Wu and Paul Wesselink},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={1995},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={492-6}
}
Various techniques for root canal instrumentation may have different effects in cleaning curved root canals, especially their apical portions. One hundred thirty-five mesiobuccal canals with an average curvature of 25 degrees from human mandibular molars were treated with step-back, crown-down pressureless, or balanced-force techniques with 2% sodium hypochlorite used as an irrigant. The cleaning efficacy of these techniques was evaluated by counting the remaining surface debris under a… CONTINUE READING