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Bioceramic sealer avoids shrinkage and excessive resorption

Dr. Rico D. Short discusses this promising option for endodontic treatment Introduction Two commonly used sealers present two different challenges. Resin-based sealers will shrink upon setting, while calcium hydroxide and zinc-oxide eugenol-based sealers can resorb over time. In contrast, bioceramic sealers expand slightly during setting (typically less than 0.2% of total volume) and, once set, …

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GentleWave® facilitates disinfection and obturation of hidden middle mesial anatomy — a case series

Drs. Michael W. Ford and Gerald N. Glickman discuss a promising technique to manage mandibular molar middle mesial anatomy and other complex anatomy Abstract Thorough cleaning and disinfection of the root canal system is the prerequisite for successful endodontic treatment. Hidden anatomy within the mesial roots of mandibular molars poses a special challenge to cleaning. …

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The association of endodontic treatment and microsurgery in the treatment of an extensive periapical lesion and recurrent fistula

Drs. Artur Henrique Cabral, Gabriella Lopes de Rezende Barbosa, Larissa Rodrigues Santiago, Alexia da Mata Galvão, and Maria Antonieta Veloso Carvalho de Oliveira discuss this surgical retreatment as a viable and effective option Abstract This article reports the association of endodontic treatment and microsurgery as the treatment choice for an extensive periapical lesion and a …

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Multiple C-shaped root canal system in mandibular molars and premolars diagnosed by cone beam computed tomography: a case report

Drs. Eugenia Pilar Consoli Lizzi, Romina Chaintiou Piorno, and Pablo Alejandro Rodríguez focus on a case showing the distinctive anatomy of C-shaped canals Abstract Aim The aim of this report is to present a rare case report in which multiple C-shaped canals were diagnosed in an adolescent male. Case report A healthy 16-year-old Argentine male, …

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Surgical management of mandibular central incisor with periapical lesion: 6-month follow-up case report

Drs. Juliana Larocca de Geus, Abel Barreto Jr., Márcia Fernanda de Rezende Siqueira, Jane Kenya Nogueira da Costa, and Alessandra Reis document their success in the surgical treatment of the periapical lesion Abstract This manuscript presents a case report of the surgical management of a periapical lesion located in a mandibular incisor, showing a 6-month …

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