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Endo Questions for the RWE Faculty:: Broken file retrieval


Joined: July 2018

Rank: Officer

Posts: 33

Thank you sir for answering my previous questions , My question is can I retrieve a broken file without seeing it ? Could it be managed by sense only ..for sure it will be retrieved using retrieval kit? Thanks

Joined: August 2013

Rank: Faculty General

Posts: 299

In reply to Mina Moheb No. If you can not see the file I would not recommend attempting to remove it. If a microscope is needed to see it then you should refer it to an endodontist. If one can not see it even with a microscope (beyond the curve), then you should irrigate and fill and explain to the patient the potential need for apico. Monitor and then apico as needed. However, the best thing is to learn techniques to reduce the incidence of file fracture as an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure in this case!