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Management of Missed Canal Part 1: Lower First Molar

It is reported that almost 40% of retreatment with chronic apical periodontitis or symptomatic apical periodontitis are due to missed canals. Karabucak & all reported in 2016 an overall incidence of missed canals in treated teeth to be 23.04% and 41 to 46% in maxillary first molars. Teeth with a missed canal were 4.38 times […]

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Management of a retreatment case with multiple endodontic mishaps

Endodontic mishaps can interfere with the healing process of the body and can result in failure of the root canal treatment if not taken care of. Perforation, if present should be handled immediately and adequate materials to be used for better results. Fracture of an instrument results in improper cleaning and shaping of the remaining […]

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Fiber post removal: don't miss the post

Fiber post removal is a first necessary step in order to gain the access to the root canals and retreat them. Many techniques have been suggested, but in this article we will consider the first analytical considerations in order to avoid procedural iatrogenic errors. The removal of fiber posts from endodontically treated teeth can be […]

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How to manage ledges using rotary files

Ledge creation is one of the most common iatrogenic damages during the shaping. As Clinicians we do prevent ledge creation using a “sweet” approach to the Endodontic anatomy during the shaping, but we also know how to manage the ledge when it is present, as there is a strong and scientific recognized relationship between presence […]

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Root perforation management

This article is a short summary and a guideline for all dentists who want to manage different types of root perforation in an easy and predictable way. This article will emphasize the importance of the diagnosis and accessories that will be helpful during the treatment.   Root perforations are one of the common complications that […]

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Non surgical management of full-crown restored with symptomatic apical periodontitis: A case report

The reason for performing a primary root canal treatment or a retreatment without dismantling a full crown coverage should be very well considered. It is doubtless that any coronal restoration should be removed before undertaking any orthograde endodontic procedure if infected dentine or coronal leakage is present (Gulabivala, Ng, 2014). Moreover, performing a root canal […]

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Removal of an Anatomic Post and Core A Case Report

Different types pf posts can be placed during restorative procedures; prefabricated ones such as the screw posts, the paraposts or more recently the ceramic post and fiber posts, or the anatomical post commonly called cast post and core. In cases of non surgical retreatment The removal of a post can be challenging depending on the […]

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Non surgical retreatment after surgical treatment of a maxillary central incisor

Nowadays in our practices we can witness a lot of unsuccessful RCT. Sometimes we also can see surgical treatments which are failing . When planning the treatment we should keep in mind that not always surgical treatment means more aggressive treatment and that also surgical treatment can fail. Very often in our practices we have […]

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Re-treatment of Upper right Second Premolar

Success of Endodontic therapy depends upon the triad of thorough cleaning and shaping, disinfection & adequate obturation up-to the calculated working length of the root canals. Failure to follow the protocol in any of the above steps can lead to failure of the endodontic treatment. Reading a preoperative periapical radiograph is of utmost importance. Though, […]

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Redefining the access in retreatments: Part II of V

One of the most important steps of the endodontic therapy is the execution of the access cavity. Very often the failure of the therapy arises from an incorrect realization of this initial step, with consequences that can lead to the missing of canals, improper detersion and shaping of the root canal system or the fracture […]

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Obturation of root canals with impediments

Impediments (obstructions, obstacles) could be of anatomic (Figure 1) or iatrogenic (Figure 2) origin. Obturation of root canals with impediments potentially presents significant challenge for clinician and different approaches are often necessary in order to achieve successful outcome. If the straight master gutta-percha point won’t fit to length the first choice is to precurve gutta-percha […]

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The removal of filling material during retreatments

The prognosis of initial endodontic treatment is mostly favorable . Nevertheless, failure can occur due to the persistence of bacteria following initial treatment or due to inadequate disinfection, shaping and obturation of the root canal system. The possibility of a secondary infection is also not to be excluded, especially when a defective coronary reconstruction leads […]

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