Endodontic treatment - reamers do break
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During routine root canal treatment (RCT) of a lower molar tooth, a reamer fractured in one of the root canals. Should I inform the patient? What are my ethical obligations to the patient? Is a broken reamer or file a legal or practice management problem? Should I only charge the patient if the RCT is successful? When should I as a general dental practitioner refer the patient to a specialist?