Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 2 - 2020
Conservative Access Cavity Preparations
Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany1* and Haneen Abdullah Aljuieed2
1Cairo University, Saudi Arabia
2National Guard Hospital, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany, Cairo University, Saudi Arabia.
Received: January 04, 2020; Published: January 22, 2020


Introduction: In a root canal treatment, the first step that is done is endodontic access, the access cavity plays an important role in good instrumentation and delivery of irrigants during the endodontic process. If a good endodontic access cavity is lacking, then the entire procedure is compromised at some level since an effective cleaning and shaping is the most essential for the success of a root canal procedure. An inadequate endodontic access cavity makes everything difficult in the treatment starting from locating the canals to negotiation, debridement, disinfection, and later on, the obturation of the root canals. A good endodontic access cavity also helps in prevention of any iatrogenic error during root canals like perforation, ledge formation, and instrument separation.

Aim of the Work: This study aims at assessing the conservative access cavity designs and comparing them with the traditional access cavity designs.

Methodology: The review is a comprehensive research of PUBMED from the year 1994 to 2017.

Conclusions: Minimal invasive dentistry involves the use of natural tooth structure more than any artificial restoration for strength and esthetic functions. The conservative access cavity has a stepwise approach that aims at conserving the natural tooth structure. The advent of microscopes and CBCT imaging are the most important aids that help in the success of the endodontic cavity.

Keywords: Contracted Access Cavity; Truss Cavity Design; Ninja Access Cavity; Soffit; Pericervical Dentin


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Citation: Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany and Haneen Abdullah Aljuieed. “Conservative Access Cavity Preparations”. EC Dental Science 19.2 (2020): 01-06.

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