Check Page Ranking

Dental tourism
Dental books
Bad breath
Kids caries
Smoking effects
Patient info
Dental Videos
Wisdom tooth
Drugs of choice

Endo tips    Better Endo    Endo abstracts    Endo discussions

The opinions within this web page are not ours. Authors have been credited
for the individual posts and photographs where they are. -

dreadful root canal:damn file bender

From: Arturo Garcia
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 1:03 AM
Subject: [roots] I got lucky- thanks to ROOTS ;-)

I was dreading doing root canal on this tooth but it had to be. 
Mainly because the patient waited 2 years before he got
it treated.

I had a very hard time getting patient and staying patient.  
And I thought I had ledged the distal.  I was not concerned
about going long so I decided to squirt and get as much 
"sealer" fill as possible.  I used Resilon with Epiphany and
Obtura B squirt.   I instrumented with hand files, ultrasonics, 
K3 VTVT and some augmentation with the new sequence rotary
files I am trying.  I thought for sure I would ledge or come 
up with a much poorer result.  I was thinking about all of
the things I see and read on ROOTS while doing this.  Little 
did I know that my bent up files (at least the 8's and 10's)
were getting patent- somewhere.

Enclosing some pictures I took with my IOC while working 
with my 2.5 X loupes J.

Fracture stays in.  Gave the patient the limited prognosis speech.  
Check out the Photoshop methylene dye shot. - Arturo

Arturo, That was a tough one for sure! If it was vital it will probably work out ok. A tight radius curvature in the apical 1/3 substantially increases the possibility of an instrument fracture no matter what type of instrument is used. More hand filing and less rotation of the instruments is necessary - Randy Hedrick Loose nut behind the scope did a good job also. Nice, Arturo. I'íve gotten the guts to squirt my last 5 cases, 4 I would show, one had that trabecular fill thing going on. I am definitely not a ready for prime time squirter, but in those kind of canals, itís the only way to go - gary Looks like a case of...The HARDER I work ... the LUCKIER I get - Jeremy Rourke Arturo, I looked at the preop radiograph and first thought .... Oh god......... I looked at the final radiograph......... CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP that was very well done........yikes that looked tough. Nice photos of the crack and cool photoshop. I LIKE IT> how long did it all take 10 or 15 minutes? - Glenn Arturo, damned beautiful. I've finally gotten to the point that I can use handfiles to move around those damn kinks. A bit of filing will round off the curve and give you a better flow. I've ordered a file bender from Sybron Endo, which I hope will make it even easier. That being said, this is a fantastic job on a tough tooth. I'm betting it will work like a charm. Great job. Guy Guy, That's exactly what I needed, the damn file bender. Thanks for reminding me, I will order it. Thanks for the kudos. - Arturo Arturo Be certain to specify the damn file bender or you may get the darn file bender;> ARC Terry

Dycal matrix

Search for MB2

Difficult canals

Tear drop shaped MB

Separated file

Red hair gingivitis

Cone pumping

Central incisor

Trauma case

Trauma case followup

Trauma case II

Light into the canal

Astra implant

Split maxillary molar

MB2 and MB1 merger

Endo buildup

Fractured molar

Use of antibiotics

Sick upper molar

Buccal sinus tract

Crown preservation


Buccal and lingual

Immediate Implant


Endo is dead

Cervical resorption

Distal translucency


Fractured vital #10

Strip Perf

Dentin deep crack

Fibrous hyperplasia


Tight molar

Silver point recall

Wiry and curvy

Damage control

Liquids surface tension

Thermafil case