Endodontics Archive

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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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What is a Calcified Root Canal and How to locate it – Root Canal Treatment

Calcified Root canals have always been a nightmare for Dentists and Endodontists alike, they are difficult to locate and are very time taking to locate and prepare. As the name suggests, Calcified Root Canals are calcium deposited in the root canals which are usually hollow or with the pulp tissue in it. The cause of [&hellip

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Classification of Diseases of Dental Pulp

Dental Pulp is a mixture of soft Connective tissue, Vascular, Lymphatic and Nervous tissues which form the central core of a Tooth both Primary and Permanent. Dental Pulp occupies the central cavities of the tooth which are called as the Root Canals or Pulp Chambers. Diseases of Pulp can be caused by many factors like [&hellip

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Precautions to be taken when a Dental Filling or Restoration falls out

Dental Restorations do not last life long and if you got a restoration done you will have to make sure it lasts long by maintaining your Oral hygiene. Loosing a Restoration be it an Amalgam Restoration or Glass Ionomer or Composite restoration can be quite a traumatic experience particularly if the cavity restored is deep. [&hellip

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Methods and Techniques of Tooth Separation

Tooth Separation: It is the procedure used in obtaining separation between two adjacent teeth to help in Class 2 restorations of Amalgam, Composite or Miracle Mix. Slow or Delayed Separation: It is the slow/ gradual repositioning or separation of teeth by inserting some foreign material between the teeth which takes some weeks to show result. [&hellip

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Ideal Requirements of Root Canal Sealers

Root Canal Sealers: It seals the discrepancies between the canal walls and the core obturating material along with cementing the obturating material to the Root canal. Root canal sealers play an important role in Obturation step of Root Canal Treatment, where it acts to sea the spaces and gaps between Obturating material and the walls [&hellip

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Instruments and Techniques used in Removal of Gutta percha

Removal of gutta percha is done in failed RCT cases where re-treatment of root canal therapy is required. Retreatment is mainly required to either reshape and obturate a canal with voids or in case of peri apical pathologies arising due to improper BMP of canal where remnant infection causes the infection to reoccur. Most commonly [&hellip

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5 Alternatives to Root canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment explained is simple is the removal of infected pulp tissue which is replaces by an inert material to prevent infection or to treat an already infected tooth. In you daily practice you will encounter many cases which can be treated without RCT and most of the times there are patients who are [&hellip

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Apicoectomy – Definition, Indications, Contraindications, Surgical Procedure, Complications

Apicoectomy: Definition: It is the cutting off, of the apical portion of the root and curettage of the periapical necrotic, granulomatous, inflammatory or cystic lesion. Synonym: Apical Surgery, Root Resection, Endodontic Surgery, Root Amputation Indications of Apicoectomy: Apical anamoly of root tip-dilacerations, intracanal calcifications Presence of lateral/accessory canal/apical region perforations Roots with broken instruments Root [&hellip

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Root Canal Treatment Failures – Xrays and Photos

Root Canal Treatment Failures are becoming the 3rd most common cause of tooth extraction after Caries and mobility. With the increase in root canal treatment failures it becomes the duty of Dentists to make sure that root canal treatments are undergone with proper care and by following the proper technique like Maintain Proper Sterilization Use [&hellip

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Reasons for why your Dental Crown / Restorations Fall Out

Most of the people who are going to get or are having dental Crown have 2 questions in mind: Why do Dental Crown/Fillings/Restoration fall out ? This article will give you the reasons because of which your Dental Filling or Restoration may fall out. But remember that everyday in our Dental Clinic/Hospital/College we see many [&hellip

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Shapes of Access cavity preparations of Maxillary Teeth

Access cavity preparation is a step of Root Canal Treatment which marks the start of RCT and is one of the most important step as it requires knowledge of location and number of Root Canals present in every tooth, to understand the proper technique and location of starting and preparing the Access Cavity. Here is [&hellip

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