Article: Volume 44 Number 7 Page 636 - July/August 2017

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Endodontics:  Strategies for Intracanal Separated Instrument Removal: A Review

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Abstract: The successful removal of a separated instrument from the root canal depends on various factors. The location of the broken fragment must be determined because that is commonly the most important factor in determining successful retrieval of the fragment. A variety of different methods for removing obstructions have been described in the literature. However, guidelines for the removal of a separated instrument have not been established. This review aims to describe the methodological approaches to adopt for removing an intracanal separated instrument, depending on the clinical situation, both when the fragment extends into the pulp chamber and two-thirds of the way down the root canal.

Clinical relevance: This paper aims to describe the methodological approaches to adopt for removing an intracanal separated instrument, depending on the clinical situation.

Author notes: Zakaria Karimi, Assistant Professor in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Sanaa Chala, Professor of Higher Education in Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry and Laboratory of Biostatistics, Clinical Research and Epidemiology, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Majid Sakout, Professor of Higher Education in Conservative Dentistry, Faiza Abdallaoui, Professor of Higher Education and Head of Service of Conservative Dentistry, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University Mohammed V Souissi Rabat, Avenue Allal El Fassi, Rue Mohammed Jazuli, Madinat Al Irfane, Rabat – Institutes, Morocco.

Objective: To describe the methodological approaches to adopt for removing an intracanal separated instrument.

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