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Jorge David Morales Cobos Karen Solange Quispe Naranjo Helen Anabel Patiño Fuertes

Abstract

Sodium hypochlorite is the main irrigant in endodontics as it contributes to the removal of residual tissue, lubricant, antimicrobial action, among others. There are cases of accidents with hypochlorite in which the aggravation does not go to higher levels, but factors may intervene that lead to complications involving death, because it is highly toxic, taking into account its pH at level 17 is a non- specific oxidizing agent causing hemolysis, ulcers, migration of neutrophils, destruction of endothelial cells,  fibroblasts and necrosis. Due to its demand for use in dentistry, our main objective is to investigate the different causes of accidents with sodium hypochlorite and to present clinical and pharmacological management.

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Keywords

hypochlorite, accident, endodontics, irrigant

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