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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 892652, 3 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Mishap during Root Canal Access in Retreatment Case

1Department of Conservative and Endodontics, Peoples College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bhanpur, Bhopal 462037, India
2Department of Conservative and Endodontics, Dayanand Sagar Dental College, Bangalore 560001, India

Received 19 August 2012; Accepted 9 September 2012

Academic Editors: Y. Nakagawa and N. Shah

Copyright © 2012 Manjunath Hampanna Malur et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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