ENDODONTIC OVERFILLS: GOOD? BAD? UGLY?

by Clifford J. Ruddle, D.D.S.

Many dentists practice with the misconception overfills cause biological harm. Many receive misinformation that overfills cause clinical failure. Others have embraced preparation schemes that intentionally work short of the canal terminus due to the overfill myth.

Certainly, this hasled to a variety of cleaning and shaping misadventures. How we use language to communicate to ourselves and others generates a belief system to impact our actions and results. The endodontic word “overfill” needs to be addressed and clarified as it is commonly misused…read more.

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