Journal of Conservative Dentistry
Home About us Editorial Board Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Login 
Users Online: 3754
Print this page  Email this page Bookmark this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-45

Retrieval of a separated instrument using Masserann technique


Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SRM Dental College, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Arun Kulandaivelu Thirumalai
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SRM Dental College, Bharathi Salai, Ramapuram, Chennai - 600 089
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.43417

Rights and Permissions

The fracture of endodontic instruments is a procedural problem creating a major obstacle to normal routine therapy. The separated instrument, particularly a broken file, leads to metallic obstruction in the root canal and impedes efficient cleaning and shaping. When an attempt to bypass such a fragment becomes difficult, it should be retrieved by mechanical devices. Masserann kit is one such device for orthograde removal of intracanal metallic obstructions. These clinical cases demonstrate the usage of Masserann technique in removal of separated instruments in anterior and also the posterior teeth.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed3106    
    Printed114    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded578    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal