Broken Instrument Removal—Two Cases


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Abstract

This paper reports two clinical aids for the removal of broken instruments in root canals using a combination of hand instrumentation and ultrasonic devices. This technique is based on two phases: hand instrumentation with stainless-steel K-file instruments for bypassing the fragments, and K-files mounted on an ultrasonic handpiece for loosening and retrieval of the broken instruments. This method offers the following advantages: conservation of the remaining dentin wall of the root canal and elimination of the necessity for surgical treatment.

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