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Restoration of the root canal treated tooth by Eliyas et al.

When considering endodontically treated teeth, the quality of the restoration is important from the outset. It sheds light into possible causes of pulp necrosis or failure of endodontic treatment and influences the outcome of future endodontic treatment. A tooth undergoing... Continue Reading →

Contemporary endodontics – part 1 by Barnes & Patel

This is the first of two review papers which aim to update the general dental practitioner on contemporary endodontic practice. This first paper reviews advancements in knowledge of endodontic infections, case selection and diagnosis. An overview is given of contemporary... Continue Reading →

Contemporary obturation of the root canal system by Tomson

This article will provide an overview of the rationale behind taking a contemporary approach to obturation of the root canal system. It will outline a broad range of obturation materials including those traditionally used and newer, advanced ones that are... Continue Reading →

Nonvital Tooth Bleaching: A Review of the Literature and Clinical Procedures by Plotino

Tooth discoloration varies in etiology, appearance, localization, severity, and adhesion to tooth structure. It can be defined as being extrinsic or intrinsic on the basis of localization and etiology. In this review of the literature, various causes of tooth discoloration,... Continue Reading →

Beautiful documentation by John Rhodes of microsurgical endodontics

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The Ferrule Effect-A short video

 

Micro-surgical endodontics by Eliyas et al.

Non-surgical endodontic retreatment is the treatment of choice for endodontically treated teeth with recurrent or residual disease in the majority of cases. In some cases, surgical endodontic treatment is indicated. Successful micro-surgical endodontic treatment depends on the accuracy of diagnosis,... Continue Reading →

Sclerosed premolar management by John Rhodes

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The ‘Nayyar’ core, a video by Mahul Patel and a paper on immediate core build-ups for root canal treated teeth by Southard 1999

Amalgam Build-Up from DrMahulPatel on Vimeo. One of the primary objectives of endodontic therapy is to establish an adequate seal with the root canal filling material. The placement of an immediate coronal buildup at obturation, in conjunction with the rubber... Continue Reading →

Cracked molar management

Case by John Rhodes www.rootcanals.co.uk

Root Canal Treatment 100 years ago

How much has really changed in 100 years in clinical practice? This video shows root canal treatment from 1917...as you can see rubber dam was used, as was sodium hypochlorite, Gutta Percha and the recognition that the canal system needed... Continue Reading →

Assessing restored teeth with pulp and periapical diseases for the presence of cracks, caries and marginal breakdown by Abbott 2004

BACKGROUND: To determine whether clinical examinations and periapical radiographs provide sufficient information to assess the cause of pulp and periapical diseases, the status of teeth when restored and their further treatment needs. Other aims were to determine whether restorations should be... Continue Reading →

Decoding the pulp floor

Case by John Rhodes www.rootcanals.co.uk

Sodium Hypochlorite accident and complications

Aqueous sodium hypochlorite (bleach) solution is widely used in dental practice during root canal treatment. Although it is generally regarded as being very safe, potentially severe complications can occur when it comes into contact with soft tissue. This paper discusses the... Continue Reading →

Endodontic management of a horizontally root fractured central incisor

Case by John Rhodes www.rootcanals.co.uk  

Why keep the canal patent ? An article by Khatavkar & Hegde

One of the major controversies in root canal concerns the apical limit of instrumentation and obturation. A number of anatomical histological studies have been carried out to determine the true termination of the root canal. The apical extent of the... Continue Reading →

Dens Invaginatus is a problem from the outside in. A review by Alani & Bishop 2008

This review considers the different possible nomenclatures and concludes that dens invaginatus is the most appropriate description. The paper highlights the different reported prevalence figures and concludes that the problem is probably one of the most common of the dental... Continue Reading →

The Endocrown: A Different Type of All-Ceramic Reconstruction for Molars by Fages and Bennasar

The endocrown is indicated for the endodontic restoration of severely damaged molars. This monolithic, ceramic adhesive restoration requires specific preparation techniques to satisfy criteria that are primarily biomechanical in nature: a cervical margin in the form of a butt joint... Continue Reading →

Endodontic-orthodontic relationships, a classic review by Guttman and Hamilton 1999

There is a paucity of information on the concise relationship between endodontics and orthodontics during treatment planning decisions. This relationship ranges from effects on the pulp from orthodontic treatment and the potential for resorption during tooth movement, to the clinical... Continue Reading →

Treatment Options for Teeth with Open Apices and Apical Periodontitis by Raldi

Three clinical cases involving teeth with open apices and apical periodontitis were treated using different protocols. The first case was managed with intracanal calcium hydroxide paste for 12 months before obturation with gutta-percha and sealer. In the second case, an... Continue Reading →

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