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Management of Sodium Hypochlorite Accident: A Case Report

Anubha Sejra, Harshit Srivastava, Deepak Raisingani, Ashwini B Prasad, Neha Mittal, Garima Udawat

Keywords : Accident, Irrigation, Management, Sodium hypochlorite

Citation Information : Sejra A, Srivastava H, Raisingani D, Prasad AB, Mittal N, Udawat G. Management of Sodium Hypochlorite Accident: A Case Report. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2019; 4 (1):29-31.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0095

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Root canal treatment, or endodontic treatment, is a procedure frequently done to debride, disinfect, and remove residual microorganisms found in infected root canals of teeth. Certain chemicals have been found to be effective in disinfecting the root canal system with different success rates. Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) is a common irrigation solution and disinfectant used in root canal treatment. It has strong antibacterial and tissue-dissolving properties. Although it is a potential irrigant, but severe complications can occur when it comes into contact with soft tissue especially due to its cytotoxic features, some of which are life-threatening. This case report documents successful management after accidental extrusion of NaOCl into the periapical area and explains precautionary management protocols for such cases.

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