Long-term Outcomes of Apical Surgery Using MTA

After failure of root canal treatment, apical surgery with retrograde obturation may be a good alternative when conventional orthograde re-treatment cannot be accomplished. Successful surgery requires placing a root-end filling to prevent possible bacterial reinfection. The ideal root-end filling material should be biocompatible, bioactive, stable, insoluble, and have no mutagenicity; it should also [...]

By |2020-12-10T11:05:17+00:00August 14th, 2019|archived, Endodontic Case Studies|0 Comments

Endodontic Treatment to Resolve Retrograde Peri-implantitis

Peri-implant mucositis, which resembles gingivitis around natural teeth, may progress to peri-implantitis, a pathological inflammatory condition that occurs in the coronal portion of dental implants and leads to progressive loss of supporting bone. Prevalence of these conditions is high, with peri-implantitis occurring in nearly 20% and peri-implant mucositis in nearly half of all [...]

By |2020-12-10T11:05:17+00:00August 14th, 2019|archived, Endodontic Case Studies|0 Comments

Apical Lesions and Cardiovascular Risk In Young Adults

Chronic apical periodontitis, an inflammation of the apical periodontium, typically results in an osteolytic apical lesion of endodontic origin, most frequently presenting as asymptomatic apical periodontitis. Studies have shown an epidemiological connection between apical lesions of endodontic origin (ALEOs) and cardiovascular diseases, including endothelial dysfunction, atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. While an elevated [...]

By |2020-12-10T11:05:17+00:00August 14th, 2019|archived, Endodontic Case Studies|0 Comments

Upcoming Seminar April 04, 2019

  Dear Colleagues, We wanted to thank those who attended our January 24th event on Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office. It was a pleasure getting to see our growing dental community joined together in one room and seeing both new and familiar faces. We are thankful for all the comments and suggestions made to continually improve [...]

By |2020-12-10T11:05:20+00:00March 4th, 2019|archived, Endodontic Case Studies|0 Comments

Successful Endodontic Treatment in Cracked Teeth

The American Association of Endodontists classifies tooth cracks or fractures into 5 subgroups: craze lines, fractured cusps, cracked tooth, split tooth and vertical root fracture. Cracked teeth were defined as “greenstick” fractures with a history of cold sensitivity and acute pain upon chewing. The proper treatment of cracked teeth requires a determination of tooth [...]

By |2020-12-10T11:05:20+00:00February 28th, 2019|archived, Endodontic Case Studies|0 Comments

Is a Glide Path Necessary for the New Reciprocating NiTi Files?

It has been well established that nickel–titanium (NiTi) alloy files are able to maintain the original canal shape during the instrumentation procedure. However, they do come with one important disadvantage: a higher risk of file separation or breakage compared with stainless steel hand files. If a file breaks inside a canal, it is usually [...]

By |2020-12-10T11:05:20+00:00December 19th, 2018|archived, Endodontic Case Studies|0 Comments

Management of Horizontal Root Fractures

Horizontal or transverse (intra-alveolar) root fracture is a rare injury in permanent teeth, comprising only 0.5% to 7% of all traumatic injuries. This injury involves the periodontal ligament, cementum, dentin and dental pulp. Depending on the level of the fracture line, the clinician may employ vari-ous treatment modalities to promote healing and tooth survival. [...]

By |2020-12-10T11:05:20+00:00November 30th, 2018|archived, Endodontic Case Studies|0 Comments

Endodontic Outcomes of Untreated Canals

Many prognostic studies have investigated the prevalence of apical periodontitis following endodontic treatments and tried to identify the potential risk factors affecting its outcomes. Factors such as preoperative apical disease, pulpal status, shaping and disinfection of the canal system, working length level, and the quality of obturation and restoration have been correlated to endodontic prognosis. The cause of an unsuccessful outcome following [...]

By |2020-12-10T11:05:21+00:00March 29th, 2018|archived, Endodontic Case Studies|0 Comments

Frequency of Root Resorption Following Trauma

The prevalence of traumatic injuries to the teeth and their supporting structures is significant. Causes include sports injuries, falls and automobile accidents. Most injuries occur in children between the ages of 8 and 15 years; the anterior teeth are affected most frequently. In addition to the teeth, the periodontal tissues, gingiva, alveolar bone and pulp are often adversely affected. Healing depends on the stage [...]

By |2020-12-10T11:05:23+00:00June 15th, 2017|archived, Endodontic Case Studies|0 Comments

Pulp-Dentin Regeneration: An Overview

Tissue regeneration in the dental pulp entails the resolution of acute and chronic inflammation, pulp necrosis and infection, followed by the restoration of damaged dentoalveolar tissues, including the organized pulp–dentin complex. The rationale for endodontic regeneration is to reinstate normal physiologic function in an otherwise necrotic pulp, including the protective mechanisms—e.g., innate pulp immunity, pulp [...]

By |2020-12-10T11:05:23+00:00May 18th, 2017|archived, Endodontic Case Studies|0 Comments