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European Endodontic Journal A Literature Review of Minimally Invasive Endodontic Access Cavities - Past, Present and Future [Eur Endod J]
Eur Endod J. 2022; 7(1): 1-10 | DOI: 10.14744/eej.2022.62681

A Literature Review of Minimally Invasive Endodontic Access Cavities - Past, Present and Future

Maggie Yuk Ching Chan, Venetia Cheung, Angeline Hui Cheng Lee, Chengfei Zhang
Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Dentistry, Hong Kong, China

Minimally invasive endodontic access cavities have gained popularity in academic discussions for their clinical applications in recent years. Although some studies showed an improved fracture resistance of endodontically-treated teeth accessed with a minimally invasive access cavity design, the resulting effectiveness and efficiency of subsequent root canal treatment procedures may be impaired. Aspects that may be impaired are canal detection and negotiation, chemomechanical debridement of the root canal system, quality of the obturation. These are potentially complicated by the increased incidence of procedural mishaps and compromised aesthetic outcomes. In addition, the inherent flaws presented in the methodology of some in vitro studies and the lack of a universal classification system are also of concern. This literature review aims to present a comprehensive overview of the development of the minimally invasive endodontic access cavity and summarise the currently available from a clinical context. (EEJ-2021-05-091)

Keywords: Access cavity, fracture resistance, minimally invasive, root canal treatment, tooth preservation

Maggie Yuk Ching Chan, Venetia Cheung, Angeline Hui Cheng Lee, Chengfei Zhang. A Literature Review of Minimally Invasive Endodontic Access Cavities - Past, Present and Future. Eur Endod J. 2022; 7(1): 1-10

Corresponding Author: Chengfei Zhang
Manuscript Language: English
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