Title

Failure of endodontic treatment: The usual suspects

Document Type

Article

Department

Dental-oral, Maxillo-facial Surgery

Abstract

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

European Journal of Dentistry

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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