Management of ledge formation in root canal treatment

Author: 
Aravind.N and Pradeep.S

Aim - The aim of the review is to asses management of ledge formation in root canal treatment.
Objective-The objective of the review is to asses management of ledge formation in root canal treatment.
Background-Failure to grasp the rationale behind cleaning and shaping concepts can increase the occurrence of needless complications, such as ledges. A ledge is created when the working length can no longer be negotiated and the original pathway of the canal has been lost. Extension of the access cavity to provide unobstructed access to the root canals, precurving and not forcing instruments, using NiTi files, using passive step-back and balanced force techniques, and instrumenting the canal to its full length will all help to prevent ledge formation.
Reason-A review of the literature and a discussion of the options for management of ledge formation are presented

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3171.0214