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IP Indian Journal of Conservative and Endodontics

Retrieval of a separated instrument extending periapically using ultrasonics: A case report

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Case Report

Author Details : Pritesh Kisanlal Agarwal*, Bhavesh Ahir, Alisha B Wani

Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 105-107

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Instrument separation is a nightmare for dentists. It blocks the canal preventing further cleaning and shaping. This may lead to failure of root canal treatment. This case report presents successful management of instrument separation in mesiolingual canal of mandibular first molar. Retrieval of a instrument fractured below the curvature and extending periapically is a very difficult task. Ultrasonic technique along with dental operating microscope was used in this case.

Keywords: Ultrasonics, Dental operating microscope, Instrument separation.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijce.2019.025

How to cite : Agarwal P K, Ahir B, Wani A B, Retrieval of a separated instrument extending periapically using ultrasonics: A case report. IP Indian J Conserv Endod 2019;4(3):105-107

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