Removal of fractured endodontic instruments using an Nd:YAG laser.


OBJECTIVE Fractured endodontic instruments inhibit optimal cleaning and filling of dental root canals, which may result in a less favorable prognosis for the tooth. Several techniques are available to remove fractured instruments; however, healthy tooth substance often must be destroyed in the process. This study was intended to evaluate Nd:YAG laser… (More)
DOI: 10.3290/j.qi.a31961