Prevalance and assessment of endodontic mishaps related to file separation among dentists

Subhadharsini and Manish Rajan

Aim: To investigate the endodontic mishaps done by undergraduate dental students attending dental colleges in South India
Objective: A questionnaire based study to investigate the endodontics mishaps done by undergraduate dental student attending dental colleges in South India.
Background: Root canal therapy consists of a cascade of scientifically-based technical procedures. Lack of knowledge, its poor application, or a compromise or a break in the chain of proper procedures can lead to a number of accidents which are collectively called 'endodontic mishap.In these Separation of endodontic files during root canal treatment is a common multifactorial problem facing most of dental practitioners both dentists and students.
Reason: Endodontic mishaps is a multifactorial clinical problem that must be either removed, bypassed to allow complete cleaning, shaping, disinfection, obturation and effective coronal seal.

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