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Endodontics

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November 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

Negotiating Curvatures: Rounding the Bend

by Richard Mounce, DDS

Negotiation of curved canals in endodontic treatment might be thought of as a series of very small steps that collectively produce the desired endodontic result. Said differently, to obturate a curved canal with an ideal shape requires patience and the

September 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

The tooth needs a root canal, should I treat this patient? PART III OF III

by Rich Mounce, DDS

This column will continue a discussion initiated in Part I (June ’05) and II (Aug. ’05) of this three part column, which addressed the factors that go into creating better communication and trust between doctors and patients with a simultaneous

August 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

The tooth needs a root canal, should I treat this patient? PART II OF III

by Rich Mounce, DDS

This column will continue a discussion initiated in Part I of this three part series, which addressed the factors that go into creating better communication and trust between doctors and patients with a simultaneous eye toward helping doctors avoid unnecessary

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July 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

The Relationship Between Radiographic Asymmetry of Root Canal Obturations and the Presence of Unfilled Canals

by Glen S. Partnoy DDS, MS, FRCD(C), Thomas Vokal DDS, and Michael M. Hoen, DDS

To view the tables in this ariticle please click here. (14KB PDF) ABSTRACTAdvertisement The relationship between obturated root canal fillings and the external surface of the root was examined to determine if a correlation exists between asymmetric root canal obturations

June 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

The tooth needs a root canal, should I treat this patient? PART I OF III

by Rich Mounce, DDS

Did you ever start an endodontic procedure and later wish you hadn’t? If you are like most clinicians, the answer is yes. The source of this answer is either a clinical challenge or patient management issue that arose unexpectedly after

11D) One-year recall, lesion reduced in size, asymptomatic, tooth restored.
May 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

Rips, Strips and Broken Tips: Handling the Endodontic Mishap PART I: THE SEPARATED INSTRUMENT

by Steven J. Cohen D.D.S., Cert. Endo.; Gary D. Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C); and Richard Mounce, DDS

THE MIND SET: “BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE” The separation of an endodontic instrument instantly transforms a case, from whatever level of difficulty it was pre-operatively, to a new level of severity. Given the variants of anatomy that

FIGURE 30--The final restoration after polishing and sealing.
May 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

Endodontic Monobloc: Case Closed

by Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc, Len Boksman, BSc, DDS and Gregg Tousignant, CDT

Numerous studies on endodontic treatment outcomes demonstrate a significant degree of predictable clinical success,1,2 however, cross-sectional, retrospective population studies have demonstrated “post-treatment disease” in 30 to 50 percent of cases.3 While recent studies have introduced significant predictors of outcome which

FIGURE 4--A retreatment of two lower premolars.
May 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

Sequence of Irrigation in Endodontics

by Philippe Sleiman, DDS, DESE, Fadl Khaled, DDS, DESE

ABSTRACT Irrigation has an important role during endodontic treatment. We are proposing a sequence for the different irrigating agents in order to achieve the best chemical preparation possible.Advertisement During the last several years endodontics has progressed to the point for

Dr. Gary Glassman is a fellow and examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, is the endodontic contributing consultant for Oral Health Journal and maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in Toronto, ON, Canada.
May 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

Endodontic Junkyard Dog

by Steven J. Cohen D.D.S., Cert. Endo., Gary D. Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

At a recent endodontic study club meeting, we had the opportunity to discuss what endodontists often chat about. Included in the discussion were levels of busyness, new techniques and technologies being used, and the different types of procedures that we

FIGURE 1--Significant uncleaned and unfilled space remains after root canal filling in the various apical delta canals. Even though the root canal radiographically might appear approx. 2mm short, it is in reality much shorter given the untreated canal anatomy.
May 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

What Are the Implications of Filling “Short” in an Endodontic Procedure? PART II

by Richard Mounce, DDS

A discussion of the implications of obturating “short” of the anatomic apex of the root was initiated in Part I of this column last month (April, 2005). Its discussion concludes here. As mentioned, the apical foramen is, on average, located

April 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

What are the implications of filling “short” in an Endodontic procedure? PART I

by Richard Mounce, DDS

While this question could fill a small book, its answer has huge implications for the long-term success of endodontic therapy. In the most general terms, the greater the amount of uncleaned and unfilled canal space that remains after a root

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March 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

A Radiographic Study Regarding the Negative Effects of Posts

by Dr. Roberto Cristian Cristescu and Dr. Ion Vlad Naicu

The major indication for a post is to retain the material for the core build-up of the endodontically treated teeth that present extremely damaged crowns.1,2 The preparation of the space for a post involves a risk in the theraputical phase

March 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

Thermal Testing in Endodontics: Materials and Methods

by Rich Mounce, DDS

I rely upon cold as my primary objective test to determine if, when and where treatment is needed for an irreversibly inflamed pulp as well as to help determine pulp vitality. While the method is somewhat crude, cold testing is

February 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

What Are the Critical Factors That Help Create Excellent Endodontic Treatment?

by Richard Mounce, DDS

Efficient, predictable, successful and profitable endodontic therapy is dependent upon many factors, which fortunately are virtually always within the control of the clinician. Skipping a step is to court clinical failure or a less than desirable result. These factors are

January 1, 2004 Feature DentistryEndodonticsPeriodontics

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