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Clinical decision making after endodontic file fracture McGuigan et al. British Dental Journal, 2013

When a file fractures during root canal treatment there are several treatment options available to the clinician. The definitive management should be based on a thorough knowledge of the success rates of each treatment option, balanced against potential risks of removal or file retention. Although integration of modern techniques into endodontic practice has improved the clinician's ability to remove fractured files, removal may not always be possible or even desirable.

Endodontic Basics: Irrigation

PDF Review/Summary on Irrigation in Endodontics by M Haapasalo

What are the characteristics of a peri-apical (radicular) cyst ?

Its not uncommon for practitioners to refer to specialists or secondary care units for treatment of a 'periapical cyst' or 'radicular cyst'. The only surefire way of diagnosing the presence of a cyst is through histology, although such lesions do... Continue Reading →

Endodontic Irrigation…whats the secret ?

Irrigation is the key step in disinfection of the root canal system. Reducing the bacterial load within the apical 3mm of the canal in preparation for obturation is largely achieved with chemo-mechanical debridement utilising files and hypochlorite. The method with... Continue Reading →

Magnification and Endo…you can’t treat what you can’t see !

It's true, did you ever meet an orthopaedic surgeon who could mend a broken leg blindfolded ? Visualisation is everything in any procedure and if you can't see it you can't treat it. In many cases not seeing can result... Continue Reading →

The endodontic-implant continuum

About 5 years ago I was approached  by the Royal College to do a paper on the endodontic implant interface. At the time the conjecture about the longevity, survival and success of implants was starting to being questioned both within... Continue Reading →

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