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Target endodontic microsurgery

October 05, 2021

Endodontic microsurgery (EMS) has become a more effective treatment compared with more traditional surgical approaches. Regardless of the technique improvements, it can be challenging to locate the root apex, especially in cases of difficult access, intact thick buccal cortical bone and anatomical obstacles. This article describes a new approach with the use of a 3D-printed template to guide osteotomy in order to access the root apex.

Scouting the root canal with dedicated NiTi files

January 22, 2013

The introduction of nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary instrumentation has made endodontics easier and faster than with hand instrumentation. In addition, root-canal preparation is more consistent and predictable. However, fracture of NiTi files remains a major risk. Fracture results from either cyclic or torsional fatigue.

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