Making your own retrograde carrier

Chai, W.L.; Ngeow, W.C. (1999) Making your own retrograde carrier. Endodontic practice, 2 (1). pp. 20-21. ISSN 14659417 (ISSN)

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    One of the problems faced by manufacturers is the difficulty in constructing a robust and reliable, angled applicator tip. This can be overcome by handmaking your own retrograde carrier. The applicator tip may be bent to about 50 degrees and, if a kink occurs while bending the tip, it can be replaced easily by a new modified needle. Because the wire used is flexible, it can adapt to the bend without a problem. Narrower carriers can also be made using a 20-G needle, perhaps more suitable for retrograde fillings of molar apices. Because the carrier is designed to be used once only, the problems of it being difficult to load and liable to blockages should not arise.

    Item Type: Article
    1. Chai, W.L.(University of Malaya)
    2. Ngeow, W.C.(University of Malaya)
    Journal or Publication Title: Endodontic practice
    Additional Information: Export Date: 7 March 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 10740484 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Chai, W.L.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Article; Endodontics; Human; Instrumentation; Humans; Retrograde Obturation
    Subjects: R Medicine
    R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    R Medicine > RK Dentistry
    Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Depositing User: Dr Wei Cheong Ngeow
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 10:01
    Last Modified: 14 Mar 2012 10:01

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