Making your own retrograde carrier

Chai, W.L. and Ngeow, Wei Cheong (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
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 02:01
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 08:37

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