Medicaments: aids to success in endodontics. Part 1. A review of the literature.

@article{Abbott1990MedicamentsAT,
  title={Medicaments: aids to success in endodontics. Part 1. A review of the literature.},
  author={Paul Vincent Abbott},
  journal={Australian dental journal},
  year={1990},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={438-48}
}
Bacteria play a major role in pulpal and periapical disease. They are capable of surviving in dentinal tubules and other canal ramifications that are inaccessible to mechanical instrumentation and irrigation. In order to predictably achieve bacteria-free root canal systems, especially in pulpless teeth, it is necessary to use intra-canal medicaments. These medicaments must be capable of destroying bacteria, reducing inflammation and stimulating hard tissue formation whilst not being toxic to… CONTINUE READING

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