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Root Canal Treatment Failure Causes and what is Re-RCT

Root Canal Treatment is a procedure performed to treat an infected Root Canal which leads to tooth pain, this can be lifesaver for many patients who suffer from pain. But like all treatments, there will be failures and Root canal treatment failures are no different. The success rate of Root Canals is usually between 85-95%

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Do Endodontic Equipment’s interfere with Pacemakers or Cardiovascular Implantable electronic devices

Root Canal treatment is an integral part of everyday dentistry and Endodontics is a vital and most useful treatment option to save Infected teeth, this can and is being used in senior citizens as well and these section of patients are more commonly known to have Cardiovascular Implantable electronic devices or more commonly known as

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What are the Differences between Reversible and Irreversible Pulpitis – Differential Diagnosis of Pulpitis

Pulpitis is the inflammation of the dental pulp which can be a result of untreated caries , trauma, multiple restorations etc with the primary syptom being pain. Pulpitis is defined in multiple stages, the most distinctive ones being Reversible Pulptis and Irreversible Pulptitis, based on the diagnosis the treatment plan can be decided. Treatment options

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List of Generations of Dental Composite

Dental Composite is a Synthetic Resin which has gained popularity as a restorative material as it is insoluble (saliva and other fluids), aesthetic, insensitive to dehydration, easy to manipulate and reasonably inexpensive. Earlier used restorative materials needed excessive tooth preparation to obtain a specific cavity shape and form to give the restorative material structural support

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Grizzly Bear undergoes Root Canal Treatment in Kamloops Wildlife Park

Grizzly bears are known for their size and their ferocity and bears are known to chew into anything and everything they can find. The same might have been the case with eight year old Knute who had bit into something more than he could chew and broke or fractured one of his nine centimeter long

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What is the ideal restorative material after Root canal treatment – Composite or GIC

Root canal treatment is a procedure performed on teeth which have become dead or when the pulp tissue gets infected due to Dental caries or any trauma leading to inflammation of the periapical tissue. Check this to know the in detail procedure of Root Canal Procedure. RCT involves multiple steps starting from access preparation which

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Types of Double Seal techniques to get Ideal Coronal Seal in Endodontically or Root Canal Treated Teeth

In Root Canal Treatment, one of the most important factor to determine the success of this procedure is to get the perfect Coronal Seal. It is very important in every Root canal treated tooth as the Seal is the one which is protecting the Tooth from External infective factors like Saliva and other food substances

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Objectives of an Ideal Access Cavity Preparation in Root Canal treatment

Root Canal Treatment starts with a perfect Access Opening and the success of the Root Canal Treatment depends mainly on the shape and whether the Access opening is following the below mentioned objectives. Access Cavity is the first step to a successful root canal treatment and the steps which follow are based on the accuracy

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Root Caries – Classification, Causes, Clinical Features and Treatment

Caries is derived from a Latin Word which means “Rot” or “Decay” and in Greek it means “Ker” for “Death”. According to Ostrom (1980) has defined as a process of Enamel or Dentin dissolution which is caused by microbial action at the tooth surface and is mediated by physiochemical flow of water dissolved ions. According

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Bennett’s Classification of Fracture of Teeth

Beneett’s Classification is used to evaluate Fracture of Tooth in the Coronal and Root fracture. There are other Classifications which are more commonly used called Ellis Classification of Fractured Teeth. In Bennett’s Classfication the fractured teeth are divided into Five types based on fracture of tooth in the Coronal and Root position. Trauma to the

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Sodium Hypochlorite NaOcl Uses, Indications and Complications in RCT

Sodium Hypochlorite is being used as the Irrigation of choice in Root Canal Treatment, it is being termed the most potent irrigation solution for Endotontic therapy by Endodotists. Irrigation material is a very important part of the procedure as it helps in killing and disinfecting the Root canal along with removing the debris from the

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Endodontic Emergency – Definition, Classification Diagnosis and Treatment Plan

Endodontic Emergency as the name suggests is the pathology related to Pulp and Periapical tissue which should be addressed immediately to give relief to the patient. Definition of Endodontic Emergencies: It is defined as any condition leading to an unscheduled visit associated with Pain or Swelling in relation to pathology of Pulp and Perapical tissue

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Vertucci et al Classification of Root Canal Morphology

Vertucci divided Root canal morphology into eight types which is more practical compared to the four type we generally follow like given in Weine’s classification. The one difference and problem with Vertucci’s classification does not consider where the position and the Exit position of the Apical Foramen is which is considered in Weine’s classification. Type

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Weine’s Classification of Root Canal Morphology

Weine Classified Root Canal System and is Morphology based on three factors – Number of Canal Orifices, number of Canals and Number of Foramina in each tooth. Based on this we can classify the Root Canals and depending on it the difficulty of the Root canal Treatment procedure can be ascertained and the type of

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