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  Silver point removal

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From:Marga Ree
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 2:25 AM
Subject: [roots] Silver point removal
This was an easy silver point removal. Fit an Appli-Vac™ 3/4" Bendable Needle Tip from Vista Dental (they come in 6 different sizes, from 25 gauge to 16 gauge) over the coronal part of the silver point. You can also use a similar type of needle from Ultradent. In this case, I needed a 22 gauge tip. Mix a self- cure or dual- cure composite resin (I used Build-it Bleu from Pentron here), pick up a tiny bit of the composite in the needle, insert the needle in the canal over the coronal part of the silver point, light cure in case you use a dual- cure, and most important of all, wait a couple of minutes, don't fool around with the needle. Your patience will be rewarded!! Then, remove the needle, I used a hemostat to pull it out, et voila, the point is yours..:-))
In case it doesn't work, the bleu material is clearly visible and relatively easy to remove with US.


Great explanation marga, and I do it exactly the same except I’ve always used the a2 shade as that is all I stock.  Good idea on the blue.  The only thing I would add is don’t wait a couple of minutes, wait a full 4 minutes.  That is the chemical cure time for build it.  That 4 minutes will seem like an eternity, but as Confucius would say “never enough time to do job right, but always enough time to do over.”

I’ve used the wide diameters (18,16) to get a grip on posts. - Gary

Dear Marga, I would like to answer/(sing) with the words of Tina Turner: You're simply the best! Excellent documentation. Thanks for sharing. - Jörg Schröder

Dr. Marga, Did you build the tooth to form with composite prior to initiating the  endodontic treatment in this case? If so specifically how did you accomplish the build up and with what materials? Thank you in advance  for taking the time to reply. - Michael


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