Accidental sodium hypochlorite-induced skin injury during endodontic treatment

Serper A., Ozbek M., Calt S.

JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, cilt.30, ss.180-181, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/00004770-200403000-00013
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.180-181


A case of accidental skin injury caused by leakage of sodium hypochlorite solution from the rubber dam during root canal preparation is reported. After placement of a rubber dam and initiation of root canal treatment, the patient complained of a burning sensation with sodium hypochlorite irrigation. The complaints were ignored by the practitioner, and a skin rash developed on and around the patient's chin, followed by scab formation. The patient required medical treatment with topical Hamamelis virginiana extract for 2 weeks, with full recovery.