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How Can You Prevent Instrument Separation During Root Canal Treatment?

According to Dr. Rodrigo Cuhna, instrument separation during root canal treatment is a problem that is more common than we would like, both in recently performed treatments and those that have been performed for several years.

But what are the principal causes of instrument separation during root canal treatment, and how can dentists minimize the risk?

Dr. Cunha is an endodontist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. In this to-the-point interview with Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, Dr. Cunha addresses the two main causes of instrument separation in root canal treatment: cyclic fatigue and torsional stress. He offers his tips for best practice on how to prevent separation from occurring, and discusses the impact it can have on clinical outcomes.

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