Retrieval of a Separated Instrument from the Root Canal using Ultrasonics -A Case Report
Author(s): Nidhi Hathila, Chintan Joshi, Uma Gohil, Vishal Changlani, Digisha K Damor
Every endodontist may have encountered a variety of emotions associated with instrument separation during root canal treatment. The traditional methods to recover such obstructions often require removal of greater amounts of tooth structure, potentially leading to perforation or eventual vertical root fracture. Today, these dangers can be minimized with innovative headways in vision, ultrasonics and microtube retrieval methods. In particular, the dental operating microscope permits clinicians to imagine most broken instruments and satisfies the age old saying “If you can see it, you can probably do it”. This case reports on successful retrieval of separated instruments by ultrasonic techniques under magnification.