Drs. Yurii Riznyk and Svitlana Riznyk present a challenging case demonstrating the importance of locating all root canals A 30-year-old female patient presented with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis of both LR6 and LL6 teeth. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) of the region revealed a middle mesial canal (MMC) in tooth LR6, and a middle distal canal …Read CE Article
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Dr. Gregori M. Kurtzman discusses a major determinant of endodontic success or failure Introduction Coronal leakage within the canal system following obturation has been associated with endodontic failure. The literature suggests this is more likely a determinant of clinical success or failure then apical leakage.1-3 Recent advances in obturation materials have shown to provide superior …Read CE Article
Dr. John Rhodes presents another interactive, practical, and problem-solving solution in endodontics. In this issue, he looks at the identification, diagnosis, and management of cracked teeth The survival rate of root-filled teeth at 5 years can be as high as 99%, but presence of a crack could reduce the likely survival rate by up to …Read CE Article
Dr. Jason Bedford shows how a new hydroxyapatite root repair material benefits the apical closure and healing of a large periradicular radiolucency Introduction Traumatic injuries to the upper central incisors are extremely common. By the age of 20, 23% of males and 13% of females have suffered some degree of traumatic injury to their anterior …Read CE Article
Drs. Jorge Paredes Vieyra, Fabian Ocampo Acosta, Francisco Javier Jiménez Enriquez, and Daniel Jiménez Zaragoza sample 216 patients to analyze the occurrence of post-endodontic pain after single-visit RCT using balanced force technique and two reciprocating file systems Post-endodontic pain is an ache after root canal treatment (RCT) and is described by more than 35% of …Read CE Article
Drs. Peet J. van der Vyver, Martin Vorster, and Ove A. Peters discuss the design features of the TruNatomy™ instruments and present case reports to illustrate the clinical application and benefits of these instruments Introduction The long-term retention of root canal-treated teeth depends on many factors, but it has become evident that the most common …Read CE Article