12 year recall:apical preparation - Courtesy ROOTS
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From: Terry Pannkuk
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 9:51 AM
Subject: [roots] 12 year recall
I just noticed this 12 year old recall case in my report queue.
She saw my partner, maybe because she was embarrassed to see me
after having someone else do the first molar some time after
1998 when I had treated the second molar. Too bad I would have
scanned a CT for free to show the obvious comparison of what
happens when someone does a "small as possible apical prep with
a ship-in-a-bottle access" versus a "small as practical prep
with a SEE access" like I do. The crap never seems to end.
:):):) - Terry
Terry, now could you tell me why do SEE access it you still
can't see MB2? :-)) - Dmitri
Good point. It doesn't seem that II got out the mesial marginal
ridge as aggressively as I would today on #2. I wasn't using the
composite finishing burs in 1998, just ultrasonics.
I migrated from ultrasonics to composite finishing burs because
I didn't like the inefficiency of US tips and their inability
to meticulously extend dentin walls. The large football diamond
is frequently too large for some of these narrower width teeth with
difficult access. The ML groove doesn't look troughed as ideally
as I would have liked.
Gee, Thanks for bringing that up Dimitri :):):) - Terry