Effect of Agitation Techniques on Removing the Vapor Lock Effect in Endodontic Treatment: A Systematic Review
Aries Chandra Trilaksana, Esfandiary.
The very important thing related to the long-term success of endodontic treatment is a thorough debridement. The success of debridement depends on its ability to carry out thorough irrigation to the teeth' apical root canals. It has been reported that air bubbles possibly appear in the apical third of the root during irrigation, which can prevent the penetration of irrigation material. This phenomenon is called apical vapor lock, and several agitation techniques have been reported in removing the effects of vapor lock. This study's objective was to evaluate the effect of agitation techniques in removing vapor lock in endodontic treatment. A systematic search in the online library of PubMed, Wiley, and Google Scholar was carried out to identify journals published between 2009 and 2019 on the effect of apical vapor lock on the removal of the smear layer in endodontic treatment. Manual selection of journals with full text was made, and from 384 journals in the initial search, there were only five journals that were compatible with the inclusion criteria. The initial search resulted in 384 journals. All full-text journals are reviewed and selected based on inclusion criteria. Four journals fit the inclusion criteria. Based on the study conducted, the vapor lock effect can influence the removal of the smear layer in endodontic treatment, especially when irrigating root canals. Agitation during irrigation can eliminate the vapor lock effect to the third apical area of the root canal and improve the smear layer's removal process.
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Aries Chandra Trilaksana, Esfandiary. Effect of Agitation Techniques on Removing the Vapor Lock Effect in Endodontic Treatment: A Systematic Review. SRP. 2020; 11(11): 1-5. doi:10.31838/srp.2020.11.1
Aries Chandra Trilaksana, Esfandiary. Effect of Agitation Techniques on Removing the Vapor Lock Effect in Endodontic Treatment: A Systematic Review. http://www.sysrevpharm.org/?mno=126817 [Access: March 29, 2021]. doi:10.31838/srp.2020.11.1
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