Chemomechanical preparation describes the process of successful decontamination of the root canal space during endodontic therapy. It is a well-known fact that the “chemo” part of the process is equally or in most cases more effective than the “mechanical” part of the process. This is in part to the inherent inability of instrumentation to remove tissue and bacteria from all of the deltas, fins, and irregularities of the canal space. Hence, it is of utmost importance to be very selective with your choice of irrigation.
The gold standard has always been good old-fashioned sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) or household bleach. However, many manufacturers’ attempts to improve upon this household formulation has created several issues when using this solution for dental purposes. The addition of fragrances, the fluctuating potency, and thickening agents are a few examples of these changes that can have an unknown effect on our treatment outcomes. In this environment, using a medical-grade NaOCl solution is extremely important.
My favorite is HypoPure Pro by Kerr Endodontics. It is precisely formulated for the optimal concentration of 6% NAOCL. Its only additive is a surfactant that aids in debris removal and canal lubrication. The peace of mind afforded by using this high-quality product is priceless. At the end of every procedure, it is our goal to provide a long-lasting, successful outcome, and using this product does just that.
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