I just changed the sealer that I use in practice after successfully using Kerr Pulp Canal Sealer (KPCS) for 40 years — for an endodontist, this is a big move. If you asked endodontists what part of their RCT procedure they are least willing to change, a majority of them would say they are …Read CE Article
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An 11-year-old female patient presented to a pediatric dental clinic having reported a bike injury the day prior. The pediatric dental examination concluded that both UR1 and UL1 were in need of endo-dontic treatment, and as a result, I was contacted. Clinical examination revealed an over-the-counter dental temporary material over both UR1 and UL1, which …Read CE Article
Abstract Root canal obturation is necessary when the pulp tissue is removed from the root canal system leaving a dead space that can be recolonized by microorganisms. After pulp removal, the root canal is cleaned, shaped, and irrigated after which it is obturated. For successful root canal obturation, the materials need to have specific properties, …Read CE Article
During root canal treatment, many procedural accidents may occur of which perforation of the root canal system plays a significant role. Perforation is defined by the American Association of Endodontics (AAE) Glossary of Endodontic Terms (2003) as a mechanical or pathological communication between the root canal system and the external tooth surface, which is caused …Read CE Article
Root resorption is characterized by an unregulated function between blastic and clastic cells, normally responsible for the maintenance and remodeling of the periodontal support tissues. This condition may lead to tooth loss from uncontrolled cell activity if adequate treatment is not given (Andreasen, 1985). Particularly in regards to external inflammatory apical root resorption, several studies …Read CE Article
Introduction The aim of endodontic treatment is to treat apical periodontitis caused by infection of the root canal system.1 However, persistent infection can occur after primary or even secondary root canal treatment and could demand apical surgery to remove the infected site, favoring the apical healing.2 Bone defects are mainly caused by trauma, infections, congenital …Read CE Article