Overextended gutta percha could cause an inflammatory reaction in periapical tissue. Though the root canal filling materials are well tolerated by periapical tissue but a high failure rate is associated with the overfilled toot. CASE1 a new, unused and autoclaved H-file was used to remove the overextended gutta percha fragment. The file was carefully inserted into the canal to engage the broken gutta percha point coronally. CASE2 A similar approach was followed using an H-file to retrieved the broken gutta percha point from periapical area.
Gutta-percha, periapical, inflammation, retreatment.