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ENDO - Endodontic Practice Today

Edited by Antionio Bonaccorso, Bun San Chong, Edgar Schafer, and Luc van der Sluis

Official Publication of the Belgian Association for Endodontology and Traumatology (BAET), the French Society of Endodontics (SFE) and the Norwegian Endodontic Society (NEF)

ISSN (print) 1753-2809 • ISSN (online) 1753-2817


Spring 2011
Volume 5 , Issue 1

Pages: 7 - 15
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Management of ’S-shaped’ root canals - technique and case report

López-Ampudia, Natalia / Gutmann, James L.

The technical management of roots with S-shaped root canals to achieve both proper shaping and thorough cleaning is difficult and demanding. Little has been written that specifically addresses the clinical challenges encountered in these anatomically irregular roots. The purpose of this article is to detail techniques that can be used to efficiently and safely complete the entire root canal procedure on teeth with S-shaped roots and to amplify this accomplishment using a case report and treatment outcome.

Keywords: anatomical irregularities, debridement, shaping, S-shaped canals

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