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Endo Questions for the RWE Faculty:
In this area, users are encouraged to ask questions from the RWE Faculty regarding Endodontics in General and the EndoSequence Technique.
Endo Questions for the RWE Faculty:: activation of irrigation solution
Regarding removing the smear layer, you should use 17% EDTA after your disinfection, using a 30 gage side vented needle and let it sit for about 1 minute at the end. Then irrigate gently with Bleach and finally with alcohol, then paper points to dry and fill with your kind of sealer. Again, it's different protocol for different sealers and you have a more complicated final protocol if you're using hydrophobic sealers vs. hydrophilic sealers like Bioceramics. So, there's no one universal protocol, it differs based on your sealer.