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Evaluation of postoperative pain after single visit root canal treatment associated with the three rotary systems: ONE ENDO, F6 SkyTaper™, and ProTaper® Universal (randomized controlled clinical trial)

Drs. O.A. Hafez, A.H. Diab, and H.A. El Asfouri explore file systems and postoperative pain Summary Objective To compare the intensity of postoperative pain after a single visit endodontic treatment using ProTaper® Universal multiple file system (Dentsply Sirona, Charlotte, North Carolina) and the single file rotary systems — ONE ENDO (NanoEndo LLC, Chattanooga, Tennessee) and …

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Diastema closure through Z-plasty and ceramic veneers: a case report

Drs. Rupali Balpande, Amil Sharma, Sarvesha Bhondwe, and Gayatri Deshmukh, along with Satakshi Bartere, discuss an esthetic restorative procedure Abstract Patient demands for esthetic dentistry with minimally invasive procedures and immediate results are increasing. The esthetics of patients’ teeth have taken on a greater importance in today’s day-to-day life. A midline diastema is an esthetic …

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Efficacy of different procedures in removing radiopaque organic material from simulated internal root resorption cavities: an ex vivo study

Drs. Claudia Hernández Restrepo, Gonzalo García, Denise Alfie, Sharon R. Oyhanart, and Fernando Goldberg discuss removing organic material from simulated internal resorption cavities Abstract Introduction This study aims to evaluate the efficiency of different procedures in the removal of artificial organic radiopaque material from simulated internal root resorption cavities of maxillary central incisors. Materials and …

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Management of a large external inflammatory root resorption

Drs. Renato Piai Pereira, Murilo Priori Alcalde, Rodrigo Ricci Vivan, Marco Antonio Hungaro Duarte, Rogério Vieira Silva, and Clóvis Monteiro Bramante describe the therapeutic approach for a case of inflammatory external root resorption Abstract Introduction External inflammatory root resorptions are pathologies that are difficult to treat. The treatment aims to eliminate the cause or stimulating …

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Clinician-centered assessment of 3D-printed stents for Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery (TEMS)

Drs. Julie A. Anderson, James A. Wealleans, and Jarom J. Ray discuss safe and effective 3D printing to produce surgical stents Introduction Applications of three-dimensional (3D) printing appear in the endodontic literature for guided access, autotransplantation, and endodontic surgery.1-6 The majority of endodontic publications utilized patented, jetting-type printers such as PolyJet (Stratasys Ltd, Austin, Texas), …

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Conservative preservation of maxillary incisors with uncommon root anatomy, using an MTA apical plug

Editor’s intro: Drs. Andrea Polesel and Arnaldo Castellucci use CBCT and nonsurgical treatment to promote conservative preservation of two maxillary incisors. Read about their aims and outcomes. Drs. Andrea Polesel and Arnaldo Castellucci show successful combined nonsurgical-surgical endodontic retreatment aided by CBCT Abstract The aim of this article is to present the conservative preservation of …

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The evolving look of “The Look”

Editor’s intro: By showing readers a visual reference in these case studies, Dr. John West applauds endodontists attention to detail. Dr. John West offers a quick visual reference guide as a starting point for pretreatment and posttreatment evaluations ”The pulp is a big issue about a little tissue.” This quote is credited to early endodontic educator Dr. …

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A comparative study of the penetration time of different instruments and kinematics for reaching the apical limit during gutta-percha removal in endodontic retreatment

Editor’s intro: This article evaluates three file systems and the time required to penetrate the gutta percha.  Drs. Gonzalo García, Denise Alfie, Pablo Alejandro Rodríguez, and Fernando Goldberg evaluate the time required by three endodontic file systems with three different types of kinematics to penetrate the gutta percha in endodontic retreatment Abstract Introduction This study aims to …

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The effectiveness of different rotary systems in the removal of gutta-percha and sealer obturation in ovoid canals

Editor’s intro: This article explores how various rotary systems work in ovoid canals. The complete removal of the root obturation material is vital to the effective disinfection of the root canal.  Drs. Aline Yumi Mukai, Ana Grasiela da Silva Limoeiro, Alexandre Sigrist De Martin, Augusto Shoji Kato, Carlos Eduardo da Silveira Bueno, Daniel Guimarães Pedro Rocha, …

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