Journal of the International Clinical Dental Research Organization

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21--24

Retrieval of separated instrument with instrument removal system


Sanjeev Kunhappan1, Neerja Kunhappan2, Sanjay Patil3, Pratibha Agrawal4 
1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Government Dental College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Government Dental College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
3 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Swargiya Dada Saheb Kalmegh Dental College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
4 Triveni Institute of Dental Sciences, Hospital and Research Centre, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjeev Kunhappan
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Government Dental College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
India

One of the most frequent endodontic mishaps is the separation of the endodontic instrument in the root canal. The separation influences the final outcome of the root canal therapy. It interferes with the proper debridement and shaping procedures as well as with irrigation of the canal portion apical to the level of obstruction. It also prevents three dimensional fluid tight sealing of the root canal system. When an attempt to bypass such a fragment becomes difficult it is advised to retrieve it by mechanical devices. Instrument removal system (IRS) is one such a device for orthograde removal of intracanal metallic obstructions. This clinical case describes the usage of IRS for retrieval of separated instrument in the posterior teeth.


How to cite this article:
Kunhappan S, Kunhappan N, Patil S, Agrawal P. Retrieval of separated instrument with instrument removal system.J Int Clin Dent Res Organ 2012;4:21-24


How to cite this URL:
Kunhappan S, Kunhappan N, Patil S, Agrawal P. Retrieval of separated instrument with instrument removal system. J Int Clin Dent Res Organ [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Dec 6 ];4:21-24
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