Selective Re-treatment: Instrument Retrieval by braiding

This patient had Endo and crown done a few months ago. While doing the endo, the previous clinician had informed him that she had fractured an instrument and that she couldn’t remove it because it had gone slightly beyond the apex. The mesial canals seemed well-filled. So, I Re-treated only the Distal. Fortunately, the distal canal was ovoid with plenty of access and visualization all the way to the apex. I was able to retrieve the instrument by braiding two H-files on either side of the fragment.

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