Failure of endodontic treatment: The usual suspects
Dental-oral, Maxillo-facial Surgery
Inappropriate mechanical debridement, persistence of bacteria in the canals and apex, poor obturation quality, over and under extension of the root canal filling, and coronal leakage are some of the commonly attributable causes of failure. Despite the high success rate of endodontic treatment, failures do occur in a large number of cases and most of the times can be attributed to the already stated causes. With an ever increasing number of endodontic treatments being done each day, it has become imperative to avoid or minimize the most fundamental of reasons leading to endodontic failure. This paper reviews the most common causes of endodontic failure along with radiographic examples.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
European Journal of Dentistry
Khan, F. R.
(2016). Failure of endodontic treatment: The usual suspects. European Journal of Dentistry, 10(1), 144-147.
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