Article: Volume 43 Number 4 Page 396 - May 2016

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  Dent Update 2016; 43: 396-397

Technique Tips:  Technique Tips – A Predictable Method for Retrieval of Silver Cones Using Ultrasonics

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Abstract: With the introduction of newer instruments, such as the Dental Operating Microscopes (DOMs) and Advanced Ultrasonic systems in Endodontics, previously untreatable cases are now being attempted successfully.1 One of the main considerations during the revisit into the earlier filled root canal space is the nature of the filling material, as this too has changed and evolved over the years. Clinical data is available today regarding re-treatment of cases dealing with removal of gutta-percha, the material of choice in the recent past.2,3 However, a review of the literature carried out by the authors revealed that there were no documented reports illustrating the use of microscopes in combination with ultrasonics for the removal of silver cones.

Author notes: Karthik Shetty, MDS, Additional Professor, Phani Mohan Rayapudi, BDS, Postgraduate student, Vinod Jathanna, MDS, Reader, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore 575001, Karnataka, India.