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IRRIGATION. The act of wetting or moistening the ground by artificial means.
     2. The owner of land over which there is a current stream, is, as such, the proprietor of the current. 4 Mason's R. 400. It seems the riparian proprietor may avail himself of the river for irrigation, provided the river be not thereby materially lessened, and the water absorbed be imperceptible or trifling. Ang. W. C. 34; and vide 1 Root's R. 535; 8 Greenl. R. 266; 2 Conn. R. 584; 2 Swift's Syst. 87; 7 Mass. R. 136; 13 Mass. R. 420; 1 Swift's Dig. 111; 5 Pick. R. 175; 9 Pick. 59; 6 Bing. R. 379; 5 Esp. R. 56; 2 Conn. R. 584; Ham. N. P. 199; 2 Chit. Bl. Com. 403, n. 7; 22 Vin. Ab. 525; 1 Vin. Ab. 657; Bac. Ab. Action on the case, F. The French law coincides with our own. 1 Lois des Batimens, sect. 1, art. 3, page 21.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Clinical benefits of oral irrigation for periodontitis are related to reduction of pro-inflammatory cytokine levels and plaque.
He notes that while brushing and flossing have been recognized for years as essential parts of everyday oral care, oral irrigation has often been overlooked.
Another body of research examines the effects of oral irrigation on plaque disruption, bacterial virulence and host response indicators.
Effect of a chemotherapeutic agent delivered by an oral irrigation device on plaque, gingivitis, and subgingival microflora.
It can adapt to a powered oral irrigation system, such as waterpik or Interplak, although this is generally not necessary.
The dental hygienist can identify a patient who cannot or will not successfully use dental floss for interdental cleansing and can intervene by suggesting alternatives such as oral irrigation.
In contrast, oral irrigation devices designed for home use may reach up to 50% or more of the pocket depth.
All of the countries surveyed by Johnson allowed supra-and subgingival scaling with subgingival oral irrigation permitted in most.