Non-surgical retrieval of gutta percha including an extruded one using a barbed broach - a case report

Pai, Dr.A.R.Vivekananda and *, Thapa A (2013) Non-surgical retrieval of gutta percha including an extruded one using a barbed broach - a case report. Journal of Nepal Dental Association , 13 (1). pp. 78-81.

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Abstract

Gutta percha (GP) extrusion beyond root apex can occur during an endodontic retreatment. An extruded GP fragment may have the potential to act as a foreign body and initiate or sustain a periapical lesion by affecting the healing. Therefore its retrieval either by surgical or non-surgical means would be deemed necessary. This case report highlights for the first time a novel and seldom reported technique of using a barbed broach to retrieve GP fragments including an extruded one non-surgically and mechanically through the access opening. Barbed broaches, when handled skillfully, would be effective in engaging and retrieving GP, particularly an extruded fragment and they can be employed for such a purpose when other non-surgical methods of GP retrieval are found ineffective or inapplicable.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Barbed broaches, endodontic retreatment gutta percha retrieval.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Conservative Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 07:38
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2013 07:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137411

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