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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
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 ....
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?
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