DATA ANALYSIS ON INSTRUMENT SEPARATION DURING ENDODONTIC TREATMENT AND ITS MANAGEMENT - A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY

1Aishuwariya.T, Sindhu Ramesh, Delphine Priscilla Antony

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Abstract:

Separation of endodontic instruments within the root canal is an unfortunate event. A separated instrument prevents complete debridement and sealing of the root canal system. Hence, every attempt must be made to retrieve the broken instrument. When instrument separation happens, it leaves the clinician in despair, anxiety and atlast with a hope that non-surgical retreatment techniques would help in the removal of the instrument from the canal. The aim of this study was to analyse the different methods used for the management of retrieval of broken instruments. This retrospective study was entirely based on data abstraction from existing records available at Saveetha Dental College, Chennai. Record of 95 patients were reviewed and analysed. Out of these 14 patients who did not report for the follow up visits. Those were excluded from the study. A total of 81 cases were taken based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Out of which, 71% of cases were managed by obturating at the level of fracture, 22% cases were retrieved and 18% of cases the instrument was bypassed. In this study, seven different parameters were checked like the age, gender, sex, teeth type, type of instrument, site and location of the instrument. Within the limitation of this study, it can be concluded that, most of the cases were managed by obturating at the site of fracture, followed by bypassing technique, later by retrieval using ultrasonics, manual methods like forceps, and braided H file technique.

Keywords:

Instrument separation, Hand file, Rotary files, Retrieval, Bypassing

Paper Details
Month3
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 3
Pages5790-5800