Retrieval of Separated Nickel-Titanium Instruments: A Case SeriesCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Saad Abdulaziz Al-Nazhan,
PO BOX 84891, Riyadh, 11681, Saudi Arabia.
Separation of nickel-titanium instrument during root canal treatment can cause serious complications that may lead to treatment failure. It prevents complete cleaning and filling of the entire root canal space. Retrieval of the instrument should be tried for better outcome of the therapy. This paper includes a case series of separated instruments. The instrument was successfully removed in four cases using an ultrasonic device under magnification. Case evaluation, a good armamentarium, and experience help the dentist to successfully retrieve separated instruments. Care must be taken in every case to avoid canal damage.
Bypass, Root canal complications, Retreatment, Ultrasonic tip
Mustafa Hussein Al-Attas, Saad Abdulaziz Al-Nazhan, Muhannad Salem AL -Harbi. RETRIEVAL OF SEPARATED NICKEL-TITANIUM INSTRUMENTS: A CASE SERIES. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 September [cited: 2019 Aug 20 ]; 13:ZR01-ZR04. Available from
Date of Submission: Dec 07, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Jun 01, 2019
Date of Acceptance: Jun 28, 2019
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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