This article presents to a clinical case where the fracture of a Gate Glidden drill # 1 ocurred during endodontic therapy. Extraction of this type of instrument nowadays is difficult in addition is performed by instruments expensive, but in this clinical case we used materials of low value, and very innovative, being able to extract the instrument. This obviously could be used in any public service where the resources are very limited and often austere.
KEY WORDS: Gatte Glidden drills, fracture of endodontic instruments.
How to cite this article
CORSINI, G.; FUENTES, J.; ORTEGA, R. & HERRERA, J. Gate Glidden drill fracture in a root canal. Int. J. Odontostomat., 2(2):197-202, 2008.