Common Endodontic Mishaps

| November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Common Endodontic Mishaps

Endodontic mishaps or procedural accidents are those unfortunate accidents that happen during treatment, some owing to inattention to detail, others being totally unpredictable. A list of the most common mishaps.

Access related

  • Treating the wrong tooth
  • Missed canals
  • Damage to existing restoration
  • Access cavity perforations
  • Crown fractures

Instrument related

  • Ledge formation
  • Cervical canal perforations
  • Midroot perforations
  • Apical perforations
  • Separated instruments and foreign objects
  • Canal blockage

Obturation related

  • Over- or underextended root canal fillings
  • Nerve paresthesia
  • Vertical root fractures


  • Post space perforations
  • Irrigant related mishaps
  • Tissue emphysema
  • Instrument aspiration and ingestion



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