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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 279-284

Herbal irrigants in primary teeth: A step toward green dentistry based on the wisdom of past


1 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr HSJIDS, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Preventive Dentistry, Dr HSJIDS, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Archna Agnihotri
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr HSJIDS, Panjab University, Chandigarh - 160 025
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiaphd.jiaphd_109_20

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A wide plethora of chemical endodontic irrigants are used to achieve the desired results in terms of disinfection and removal of debris besides mechanical means. However, their detrimental properties such as allergic potential, cytotoxicity, antimicrobial resistance, and safety concerns have intrigued researchers over the years to look for safer options. During the past decade, the number of studies has increased utilizing herbs as irrigating solutions. This literature review was conducted to summarize the existing knowledge and provide a comprehensive review of clinical trials on herbal irrigating solutions in pediatric dental patients. An exhaustive literature search was performed in the indexed databases electronically for publications in peer reviewed scientific journals to find the relevant clinical studies evaluating efficacy of herbal root canal irrigants employed in primary teeth.


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