Management of Fractured Endodontic Instruments

A Clinical Guide

  • Theodor Lambrianidis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Theodor Lambrianidis
    Pages 1-29
  3. Christos Boutsioukis, Theodor Lambrianidis
    Pages 31-60
  4. Spiros Zinelis
    Pages 61-73
  5. Theodor Lambrianidis, Emmanuel Mazinis
    Pages 197-206
  6. Theodor Lambrianidis, Michael Hülsmann
    Pages 225-245
  7. Theodor Lambrianidis
    Pages 271-277
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book


This superbly illustrated book provides detailed information on the causes of instrument failure during endodontic treatment, the factors influencing the management of such cases, and the diverse management options that may be employed to resolve the problem. Readers will find clear descriptions and comparative evaluation of the available methods, techniques, and devices. Complications that may arise during the management of fractured instruments are described, and the impact of retained file fragments on the prognosis of endodontic treatment is discussed. In addition, means of preventing iatrogenic errors from occurring in the first place (the best form of management) are explained, emphasizing that the risk of instrument failure is reduced if proper guidelines are carefully considered and followed. The book will assist both endodontists and general dental practitioners in achieving an optimal outcome when confronted with the time-consuming and challenging task of dealing with a fractured instrument within the root canal – a still frequent circumstance despite the plethora of improvements in instrument design, alloy composition, and manufacturing processes.


Endodontic Complications Endodontic Fragment Retrieval Rotary NiTi files Separated Instruments Endodontic Instrument Failure

Editors and affiliations

  • Theodor Lambrianidis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EndodonticsAristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of DentistryThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60650-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60651-4
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