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New resources to mitigate failure in root canal treatment and retreatment

Conventional endodontics advocates that treatments should be done performing cleaning and shaping procedural steps in the root canal. Currently, with the widespread use of nickel-titanium instruments, the shaping process has become faster and safer; however, studies have shown that up to 35% of the canal walls remain untouched during the biomechanical shaping stage.1-3 The use …

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Endodontic retreatment of a maxillary first molar

DS, a 36-year-old photographer, was referred from his general dental practitioner (GDP) to the local restorative department for endodontic retreatment of a previously root-filled maxillary first molar. This report aims to discuss the examination, treatment planning, and endodontic management of this tooth, which present several complicating features. History Presenting complaint Patient DS presented with persistent …

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Repair of furcal iatrogenic perforation with MTA

Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) has been frequently used as material of choice for perforation repair, pulp capping, and apexification since its introduction in 1993 (Lee, Monsef, Torabinejad, 1993; Osorio, et al., 1998; Torabinejad, et al., 1995). MTA is a mineral powder that consists of hydrophilic particles, which comprises principle components of tricalcium silicate, tricalcium aluminate, tricalcium oxide, and other mineral oxides. …

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Risk assessment of endodontic-related nerve injuries: part 2

In the final part of two articles, Dr. Tara Renton explores risk assessment, diagnosis, and management of endodontic-related nerve injuries Minimizing risk Risk assessment of the patient and dental factors are very important. Patients over the age of 50 are less likely to recover from nerve injury. Certain medical conditions may predispose your patient to …

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