Ultrasonics in endodontic surgery: a review of the literature

De Paolis, Gianfranco and Vincenti, Valentina and Prencipe, Matteo and Milana, Valerio and Plotino, Gianluca (2010) Ultrasonics in endodontic surgery: a review of the literature. Annali di stomatologia, 1 (2). pp. 6-10. ISSN 1971-1441

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Currently, although ultrasonics (US) is used in dentistry for therapeutic and diagnostic applications as well as for cleaning of instruments before sterilization, its main use is for scaling and root planing of teeth and in root canal therapy, both for orthograde and retrograde therapy. Both in conventional and surgical treatments, US in endodontics has enhanced quality of clinical procedures and represents an important adjunct in the treatment of difficult cases. More precisely it has become increasingly more useful in applications such as gaining access to canal openings, cleaning and shaping, obturation of root canals, removal of intracanal materials and obstructions, and endodontic surgery. This review of the literature aims at presenting the numerous advantages of US in surgical endodontics and emphasizes its application in a modern-day endodontic practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Endodontics, surgery, ultrasonics
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.5 Medicina regionale; Chirurgia regionale
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2013 10:26
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 11:27
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/4753

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