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Can you explain common endodontic procedural errors to me?

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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

There are numerous endodontic procedural issues that are possible.
These include, separated instruments, perforations of roots, missed nerve canals, incomplete disinfection, incomplete sealing. Also if the patient doesn't follow through with crown or only restorations there can be leakage or failure. These are all significantly small issues compared to all the successful endodontic procedures done.

In brief: Many

There are numerous endodontic procedural issues that are possible.
These include, separated instruments, perforations of roots, missed nerve canals, incomplete disinfection, incomplete sealing. Also if the patient doesn't follow through with crown or only restorations there can be leakage or failure. These are all significantly small issues compared to all the successful endodontic procedures done.
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not enough space

Over instumentation, zipping, perferation (whole that doesn't belong), obturation too short, obturation too far out apex, inadequte obturation, file seperation (breakage), there are many and not enough room to explain all.

In brief: Not enough space

Over instumentation, zipping, perferation (whole that doesn't belong), obturation too short, obturation too far out apex, inadequte obturation, file seperation (breakage), there are many and not enough room to explain all.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Randolph Todd
Dentistry - Endodontics

In brief: Read Below

As an endodontist i see many teeth that have previously had root canal treatment.
The most common procedural error is inadequate cleaning of the canal space. This under preparation can be due to missing a canal or the doctor not reaching the end of the root with the instruments. Other errors such as file separation, zipping or ledge formation occur but less frequently.

In brief: Read Below

As an endodontist i see many teeth that have previously had root canal treatment.
The most common procedural error is inadequate cleaning of the canal space. This under preparation can be due to missing a canal or the doctor not reaching the end of the root with the instruments. Other errors such as file separation, zipping or ledge formation occur but less frequently.
Dr. Randolph Todd
Dr. Randolph Todd
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry

In brief: Sure

Endodontic treatment most commonly centers around a procedure called root canal therapy.
A root canal is needed when the nerve inside the tooth is unhealthy or infected. It's like a filling, but deeper, where the dentist disinfects and cleans where the nerve is. It is done with local anesthetic, and is almost always a painless procedure. After the root canal is done, often a crown is needed too.

In brief: Sure

Endodontic treatment most commonly centers around a procedure called root canal therapy.
A root canal is needed when the nerve inside the tooth is unhealthy or infected. It's like a filling, but deeper, where the dentist disinfects and cleans where the nerve is. It is done with local anesthetic, and is almost always a painless procedure. After the root canal is done, often a crown is needed too.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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