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The Purpose of Irrigation

As a leader in endodontic irrigation, Vista Apex provides innovate solutions to thoroughly cleanse even the most difficult anatomy. Vista Apex’s line of enhanced irrigants and delivery systems, paired with ultrasonic activation, offer a simple effective irrigation protocol.

As a leader in endodontic irrigation, Vista Apex provides innovate solutions to thoroughly cleanse even the most difficult anatomy. Vista Apex’s line of enhanced irrigants and delivery systems, paired with ultrasonic activation, offer a simple effective irrigation protocol.

A research study* by Dr. Ove Peters illustrated that conventional hand instrumentation leaves approximately 35% of the canals untouched.

RED- areas that have not been treated with endodontic instruments and remain infected.

BLUE - areas after preparation that have been treated by hand or rotary instruments. Nickel titanium and stainless-steel instruments leave a sufficient amount of the canal covered in smear layer, leaving the canals populated with bacteria and debris.

Irrigation Solutions Guidebook Tooth Diagram

Selecting the Right Tip

Whether you need side venting of irrigants for extra control, or side-port delivery for sensitive areas, we have the Irrigating Tips you need in a variety of gauges and quantities!

Appli-Vac™ Tips

Slotted and side-vented for safe irrigation.

Vista-Probe™ Irrigating Tips

Closed-end tip for side-port delivery, the lateral delivery of irrigants reduces apical pressure.

Choosing The Best Irrigation Solutions For Your Needs

Getting the right solutions for performing root canals can be hard. Luckily, we're able to use the best irrigation solutions to make our life easier. Our Chief Dental Officer, Dr. Michael Miyasaki, talks about the 4 irrigation solutions that every endodontist should be using.

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CanalCleanTM Irrigation Kit

Save time, save money. Through research and testing, Vista Apex has developed it’s CanalClean™ Irrigation Kits to provide EXACTLY what Endodontists need for improved outcomes in cleansing root canals.

Offers everything needed for optimal canal cleanliness, in a convenient 2 solution kit. Saves you time, eliminating the need for EDTA, CHX, and a rinsing agent! Chlor-XTRA™ and SmearOFF™ are 100% compatible and WILL NOT form a precipitate when mixed, making irrigation simple & predictable.

The kits are convenient and easy-to-use, and COST NO MORE than buying individual components.

CanalClean Irrigation Kit - Variations

Kit Options
504700-2 | Standard Kit
• 1 x 12cc Chlor-XTRA™ (6% NaOCl) syringe
• 1 x 6cc SmearOFF™ 2-in-1 syringe
• 2 x 30ga Appli-Vac™ side-vented irrigating tips
• 1 x Micro Aspirator with tip

Chlor-XTRATM

This 6% Sodium Hypochlorite formula, enhanced with powerful wetting agents and propriety surface modifiers, penetrates into lateral canals and isthmuses by lowering the surface tension. This more powerful oxidizing agent is over 2 times thinner than standard Sodium Hypochlorite and
2 times more digestive.

Chlor-XTRA Variations

Kit Options
503825-2 | 3mL Prefilled Syringes
• 10 x 3mL pre-filled syringes
• 10 x 27ga Appli-Vac™ side-vented irrigating tips

503850-2 | 12mL Prefilled Syringes
• 10 x 12mL pre-filled syringes
• 10 x 27ga Appli-Vac™ side-vented irrigating tips

503800-2 | 16oz. Bottle
• 1 x 16oz. (480mL) bottle
• 1 x Luer-Lock Bottle Cap

Clinically Proven To:

  • Work 4X FASTER than ChlorCid®
  • REDUCE post-treatment complications
  • IMPROVE contact and dissolve more tissue
  • INCREASE lubricity
  • DECREASE surface tension

Chlor-XTRA™ is statistically significantly better at dissolving tissue than 6% Sodium Hypochlorite.

SmearOFFTM 2-in-1

  • Proprietary EDTA/CHX mix with wetting agents and surface modifiers
  • Optimizes smear layer removal
  • NO RINSE NEEDED - Will not form a precipitate when used with NaCOl
  • Superior chelation compared to 17% EDTA
  • Low surface tension for enhanced penetration into dentinal tubules
SmearOFF Variation

Kit Options
317112-2 | 4oz. Bottle
• 1 x 4oz. (120mL) bottle

317111-2 | 16oz. Bottle
• 1 x 16oz. (480mL) bottle
• 1 x Luer-Lock Bottle Cap

Removes Smear Layer Kills Bacterial
Incl. E. Faecalls
2-in-1 Solution 480mL Bottle Irrigation Procedure Precipitate When Directly
Mixed with NaOCl
Cost/mL
SmearOFF™XXXX2 StepNo$0.16/mL
QMix® BrandXXXX3 StepYes$0.31/mL
Irritol® BrandXXXX3 StepYes$0.17/mL

SmearOFF™ is more effective at smear layer removal than EDTA.

Vista Apex’s EDTA 17% is more effective than Ultradent’s EDTA 18% (due to pH differences; 8.5 vs 11.4, respectively).

For best outcomes, our patented 2-in-1 mix effectively replaces two commonly used solutions: EDTA and CHX.

SmearOFF™ removes inorganic debris and facilitates flushing of canal debris!

EDTA - 17% Solution

  • Removes smear layer and dentin mud
  • Prepares dentin walls for better ADHESION of filling materials
  • Opens dentin tubules
  • Enhances cleansing
  • Specifically engineered with LOWER pH for optimal performance

As pH increases, the availability of calcium ions from hydroxyapatite for chelation decreases. A pilot study using concentrations of alkaline
(pH 11.3) solutions of EDTA showed them to be less effective in removing the smear layer.

EDTA Variation

Kit Options
317011-2 | 16oz. Bottle
• 1 x 16oz. (480mL) bottle
• 1 x Luer-Lock Bottle Cap

CHX-PlusTM

  • 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHX) enhanced with powerful wetting agents and proprietary surface modifiers
  • Added surfactants lower surface tension, improving depth of penetration
  • Promotes adhesion of sealers and obturation materials
CHX-Plus Variation

Kit Options
503900-2 | 16oz. Bottle
• 1 x 16oz. (480mL) bottle
• 1 x Luer-Lock Bottle Cap

Patented & Clinically proven to outperform standard CHX solutions

  • Improved effect on cleansing and removing of biofilms
  • Synergistic effect of engineered irrigants with ultrasonic activation
  • Superior purifying properties on multispecies biofilm

Mature biofilms are more resistant to CHX, however CHX-Plus treatment for 3 and 10 minutes did not lose effectiveness.

Use More Of What You Pay For!

Use More Of What
You Pay For!

Conventional solution bottles trap a significant amount
of material inside, sometimes causing more material
to be wasted in the bottle than is used clinically.

With a Luer-Lock Bottle Cap, simply attach any standard Luer-Lock syringe to the cap and draw the volume you need directly from the bottle. This means that materials go further while cutting down on costs!

Luer-Lock Bottle Caps are included in every Vista Apex Premium Irrigant listed above, or buy them for all of your existing bottles!

Conventional solution bottles trap a significant amount of material inside, sometimes causing more material to be wasted in the bottle than is used clinically.

With a Luer-Lock Bottle Cap, simply attach any standard Luer-Lock syringe to the cap and draw the volume you need directly from the bottle. This means that materials go further while cutting down on costs!

Luer-Lock Bottle Caps are included in every Vista Apex Premium Irrigant listed above, or buy them for all of your existing bottles!

Sodium Hypochlorite

  • Used for irrigation and debridement of root canals during and after instrumentation
  • Provides tissue dissolution and disinfection
  • Pharmacy controlled, dental indicated NaOCl to ensure consistency and safety
  • Available in 3% or 6% concentrations

Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl) naturally degrades due to exposure to light, oxygen, heat, and metals. If the concentration is too low, it is not effective.

Sodium Hypochlorite Variation

Kit Options
317018-2 | 16oz. Bottle (3%)
• 1 x 16oz. (480mL) bottle

317008-2 | 16oz. Bottle (6%)
• 1 x 16oz. (480mL) bottle

502335-2 | 3mL Prefilled Syringes (3%)
• 10 x 3mL prefilled syringes
• 10 x 27ga Appli-Vac™ side-vent irrigating tips

502350-2 | 3mL Prefilled Syringes (6%)
• 10 x 3mL prefilled syringes
• 10 x 27ga Appli-Vac™ side-vent irrigating tips

502315-2 | 12mL Prefilled Syringes (3%)
10 x 12mL prefilled syringes
• 10 x 27ga Appli-Vac™ side-vent irrigating tips

502300-2 | 12mL Prefilled Syringes (6%)
• 10 x 12mL prefilled syringes
• 10 x 27ga Appli-Vac™ side-vent irrigating tips

Over-the-Counter NaOCl Vista Apex NaOCl
Pharmacy-Contolled for Consistency & SafetyNoYES
Verified ConcentrationNoYES
Quality ControlledNoYES
Dissolves Pulpal TissueUnknownYES
Validated Shelf Life
& Expiration Date
NoYES
Intended for Clinical UseNoYES

* If NaOCl concentration is too low, there is a reduction in pulpal tissue dissolution and antibacterial properties. 

CHX Restorative

2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHX) solution used as a final rinse after instrumentation to irrigate and cleanse the root canal system.

CHX Restorative Variation

Kit Options
317010-2 | 16oz. Bottle
• 1 x 16oz. (480mL) bottle

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