- Authors: Ruddle CJ.
- Title: Nonsurgical endodontic retreatment: post removal simplified.
- Journal: Dent Today
- Date: May 1998
- Citation: 17(5):48-50, 52-3
- Category: Endodontic Retreatment
- Evidence-based Ranking: 5
- Purpose/Objectives: To present recent updates in technology and techniques in post removal.
Review: Post removal is usually indicated in 3 situations failing endodontic treatment, teeth are non-restorable without post removal, or improvement of design, mechanics, or aesthetics of a new restoration. The following are the authors recommendations. Preoperative Two or three well angled radiographs; knowledge, respect and appreciation of tooth anatomy; knowledge of different post types (parallel, tapered, and threaded) Techniques Remove all circumferential restorative material; use of piezoelectric ultrasonic is encouraged for this; the post removal system (PRS) is used to dome, thread and extract the post. The PRS has the advantage of removing non-threaded posts with the extractor pliers and removing threaded post because of it CCW threading design.
Authors Conclusion: These instruments and techniques make post removal more predictable and simple.
Reviewers Comments: A good review of post removal basics.