Dubai: Root
canal shaping and disinfection are the significant factors to impact access
cavity designs. The skill to gain ideal cavity design depends on Dental
Operating Microscope (DOM), Ultra Sonic (US), experience and operator skills.

Referring to
critical endodontic techniques, Dr Mostafa Anwar, BDS, DHHM, MDSc, PhD,
Assistant Lecturer of Endodontics, The British University, expressed his views
on “Predictable Tactics for Safe Management of Complex Root Canal Anatomies.”

He was
speaking in a live zoom session broadcasted from Dubai, moderated by Moataz
El-Sheikh.

He discussed
that the primary endodontic treatments are performed to prevent or treat
periodontitis. He said, “Before we start our primary endodontic treatment, we
have to know how to predict the outcome. We have something that we called
outcome predictors, which was introduced in the Toronto study, the famous
Toronto study in 2006, whether there’s pre-existing apical periodontitis,
intraoperative complications, even if it’s associated or not associated with
apical periodontitis.”

While sharing
many tips, Dr Mostafa highlighted that apical size preparation should be done
within the recommended size. He said that “Excessive apical size preparation
can never guarantee thorough cleanliness but will have a negative effect
instead. Most of the cases it can decrease the fracture strength of the root.”

“Hence it is
advised to remove tooth structure as little as practical,” Dr Mostafa urged.

Dr Anwar stressed that many dental professionals have their preference when they are choosing Master Apical File (MAF) size. It’s an important step which is taken to the minor constriction (MC) of the apical foramen. Its diameter becomes the final prepared diameter of the canal at the MC. Dr Mostafa said, “In my experience, 26/04 as MAF is the perfect size in most of the canals; even severely curved ones. But the size of MAF can vary in large canals.”

-DN Report

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