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Management of Separated Instrument at Apical Third of a Mandibular Molar by Intentional Replantation: A Case Report

Krishnamoorthy Kunguma Supraja, Raja Sethupathi, Davidson Diana, Manali Ramakrishnan Srinivasan

Keywords : Instrument separation, Intentional replantation, Rotary, Nickel-titanium, Root canal treatment

Citation Information : Supraja KK, Sethupathi R, Diana D, Srinivasan MR. Management of Separated Instrument at Apical Third of a Mandibular Molar by Intentional Replantation: A Case Report. J Oper Dent Endod 2022; 7 (1):11-15.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10047-0121

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-08-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Endodontic mishaps during root canal treatment are the most commonly encountered errors, affecting the treatment quality and possibly posing a risk to the patient's health. Separation of an endodontic instrument during the root canal therapy is one such frequently encountered mishap. Clinicians should assess the risk over benefit, while attempting non-surgical instrument retrieval at apical third. Exceptionally, endodontic periradicular surgery is not always feasible due to anatomic limitations. In such circumstances intentional replantation might be an alternative. This case report presents the successful management of an endodontic mishap through intentional replantation.

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