EC Dental Science

Case Report Volume 22 Issue 5 - 2023

The Use of a 0.8 mm Drill Associated with an Endodontic Guide to Access a Flatted Calcified Canal: A Case Report

Taia Maria Berto Rezende1*, Marcelo Moreti2, Paula Guimarães Dominguete3, Poliana Amanda Silva4 and Sonia Teresa de Oliveira Lara-Mendes5

1Pós-graduação em Ciências Genômicas e Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica de Brasília, Brasília-DF, Brazil
2Moreti Odontologia, Brazil
3Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil
4Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
5Universidade de Itaúna, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Taia Maria Berto Rezende, Pós-graduação em Ciências Genômicas e Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica de Brasília, Brasília-DF, Brazil.
Received: March 25, 2023; Published: April 20, 2023

The purpose of the study is to describe a clinical case of endodontic treatment with guided access in the mesial canals of a calcified lower molar, using for the first time a small diameter drill (0.8 mm). The patient was referred to the clinic for localization and treatment of a calcified canal of the first left lower molar. The patient went to an emergency appointment reporting spontaneous pain, tenderness to percussion, and palpation. Radiological examination demonstrated calcification in root canals and radiolucency periapical. Because of root thinning, guided endodontics was considered the most appropriate treatment approach. However, a drill compatible with the diameter of the canal was used (0.8 mm). The use of an endodontic guide combined with a drill with a reduced diameter (0.8 mm) demonstrated greater safety, predictability, low learning curve, and less wear of the cervical and middle portions of a flattened root of a lower molar.

Keywords: Endodontic Guide; Customized Drill; Flatted Calcified Canal

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Naia Maria Berto Rezende., et al. "The Use of a 0.8 mm Drill Associated with an Endodontic Guide to Access a Flatted Calcified Canal: A Case Report". EC Dental Science 22.5 (2023): 70-74.