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Accidental Contamination with Oil during Endodontic Surgery

Hugo Plascencia, Mariana Díaz, Patricia Cholico, Monserrat del Real, Salvador Márquez-de Alba




The modern surgical endodontic treatment is a safe and predictable procedure with high success rate. However, several factors can retard or impede the proper healing process. Use of a high speed handpiece during hard tissues management (osteotomy and apical resection) can potentially be one of these factors. Formation of metallic debris from the surgical diamond burs, production of necrotic local tissue due to overheating and the direct liberation of air from conventional handpiece into the working area are potential irritants able to delay the tissue healing. The aim of the present article is to report the histopathological findings of the trans-operational accidental contamination with oil in the surgical area during an endodontic surgery.

Keywords: Endodontic Surgery; Histopathological; Tissue Contamination

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/iej.v11i4.12677


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