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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE S1 ( Special issue-1 (Pediatr Endodont), 2022 ) > List of Articles


Dental Operating Microscope-guided Retrieval of Broken Instrument from a Deciduous Molar Using Ultrasonics

Rahul Kaul, Rohan Gupta, Sanjay Chhabra, Rishu Koul

Keywords : Deciduous molar, Instrument retrieval, Instrument separation, Magnification, Ultrasonic

Citation Information :

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1892

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-02-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Endodontic procedures are associated with various mishaps, one of which is instrument breakage. It can act as an obstruction to mechanical and chemical cleaning of an infected root canal, thereby hampering the prognosis of treatment. Instrument retrieval must be performed with minimum damage to a tooth and surrounding tissues, minimal loss of radicular dentine and simultaneously maintaining the original canal shape as much as possible. This case report represents successful retrieval of a separated K file fragment from the distobuccal canal of the right mandibular primary second molar 85 with ultrasonic energy application under the dental operating microscope.

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