Human teeth with periapical pathosis after overinstrumentation and overfilling of the root canals: a scanning electron microscopic study

Claudia Brizuela Cordero, Juan Hugo Gutierrez*, Erika Villota

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Bacteria were detected on the flute of the files and mostly at the root apices around the main foramen, remaining firmly attached to resorptive lacunae despite the fact that the apices had undergone great changes, including fracture or zipping. A control group consisting of 10 human teeth root canals containing vital pulps were also overinstrumented and overfilled. No bacteria were detected on the flutes of the files, at the apices or
Original languageSpanish (Chile)
JournalInternational Endodontic Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 3 Jan 1999

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