CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT - Chlor-XTRA and SmearOFF
VISTA DENTAL PRODUCTS
Chlor-XTRA and SmearOFF
Complete endo irrigation with just 2 solutions
Of all the complications or roadblocks that can result during a routine root canal procedure, it’s important to choose instruments and solutions that can help you along the path of least resistance. Vista Dental Products makes two such solutions: Chlor-XTRA, an enhanced 6% sodium hypochlorite solution designed for irrigation, debridement, and cleaning of root canals during and after instrumentation, and SmearOFF, a proprietary EDTA/CHX mix (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid/chlorhexidine) formulated with wetting agents and surface modifi ers.
Cleaning the Canal
Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) has been used in root canal procedures for decades due to its ability to dissolve organic material i.e., dental pulp and simultaneously disinfect the canal. Recently, the dissolution capacity of NaOCl has been reported to increase with the addition of detergents/wetting agents. An independent lab test of Chlor-XTRA, which contains surface modifiers, proved this to be true. Specifically, it was determined that dissolution rates were signifi cantly faster for a less than 6% solution of NaOCl containing surfactants than standard 6% NaOCl.
Compared to standard sodium hypochlorite, Chlor-XTRA offers greater oxidizing power with 2 times more wetting ability, 2 times more digestive power, and half the surface tension. It’s available in a 16-oz bottle, 2 different sizes of prefilled syringes, and a recently introduced half-gallon bottle.
One Solution—Twice the Impact
SmearOFF is a 2-in-1 irrigant that removes both the smear layer and bacteria. In an independent lab test, SmearOFF was shown to be gentler on dentin even though it completely removes the smear layer. Acting as a chelating agent, it clears 27% more dentin tubules and kills 99.99% of bacteria in 10 seconds. It will not form a precipitate when mixed with sodium hypochlorite, making it safe to use in conjunction with Chlor-XTRA. It also eliminates the need to use an additional rinse and offers better calcium suspension and low surface tension.
5 REASONS TO USE SMEAROFF
1. 2-in-1 irrigant optimizes smear layer removal
2. Clears 27% more dentin tubules
3. Kills 99.99% of bacteria in 10 seconds
4. Does not form a precipitate when mixed with NaOCI
5. Low surface tension and good calcium suspension