Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

The management of thermomechanically compacted gutta percha extrusion in the inferior dental canal

Abstract

Endodontic material inadvertently forced into the inferior dental canal during root-canal therapy can cause damage to the underlying nerve. The effect of toxic filling materials on nervous tissues has been well publicised, however, the thermal and pressure changes produced by chemically bland materials has not been adequately highlighted. In the case reported, thermoplasticised gutta percha was inadvertently introduced into the canal during endodontic treatment of a lower molar. Factors affecting the outcome are discussed and guidelines are presented for the management of such a case with reference to surgery against observation

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Fanibunda, K., Whitworth, J. & Steele, J. The management of thermomechanically compacted gutta percha extrusion in the inferior dental canal. Br Dent J 184, 330–332 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.4809618

Download citation

Further reading

Search

Quick links