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Stereomicroscope Analysis of Lindemann versus Zekrya Carbide Bur Root-End Resections in Fresh Ex Vivo Porcine Mandibles
Root-end resection has been reported to cause craze lines, cracks and fractures which have been termed dentinal defects in the literature. These defects may propagate into vertical root fractures which can significantly reduce endodontic microsurgery success rates. Limited evidence exists comparing dentinal defect induction rates of different root-end resection burs. The purpose of this in situ animal parts study is to determine and compare the rate of dentinal defects caused by Lindemann and Zekrya highspeed burs during root-end resection
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