Aqueous sodium hypochlorite (bleach) solution is widely used in dental practice during root canal treatment. Although it is generally regarded as being very safe, potentially severe complications can occur when it comes into contact with soft tissue. This paper discusses the use of sodium hypochlorite in dental treatment, reviews the current literature regarding hypochlorite complications, and considers the appropriate management for a dental practitioner when faced with a potentially adverse incident with this agent.
December 13, 2018 at 6:14 am
Very useful information on managing these unfortunate incidents. Unfortunately, I feel that Endodontics is an undervalued field….the importance of delivering these treatments responsibly and safely is extremely important and not discussed widely enough.