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Access Cavity Preparation : How to avoid Perforations?
Access opening is the first step in the root canal treatment procedure. In this process the carious portion of the tooth is excavated and access to the pulp . i.e. to the root canals is made by an airotor with a rotary bur. In this process of making an access to the opening of a root canal there might be an unintentional communication formed while cavity preparation. This communication between the root canal system to the soft tissues of the tooth or teeth is known as a perforation
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Dr. Ambika Sigadam
BDS, MDS (Conservative Dentistry) MDS Conquer Hospitals , hyderabad
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Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction: Pros and Cons
Root canal treatment preserves the natural tooth structure by removing infected or damaged tissue from within the tooth. Tooth extraction involves complete removal of the tooth from the socket, which can lead to loss of function and aesthetics. Root canal treatment allows for retention of the tooth's functionality, including chewing and speech, avoiding the need for replacement options like dental implants or bridges. Tooth extraction may be necessary in cases of severe damage, extensive decay, or when root canal treatment is not feasible.
Anatomical files shaping canals – Myth or Reality!
Anatomical files play a crucial role in three-dimensional shaping of root canals during endodontic procedures. Advances in endodontic instruments allow for intricate shaping, respecting the natural anatomy of root canal systems. Three-dimensional shaping minimizes the risk of procedural errors, ensuring thorough cleaning and obturation of the canal. Anatomical shaping facilitates optimal cleaning of complex canal systems, reducing the likelihood of Real-time imaging and advanced instrumentation contribute to the practicality of achieving three-dimensional shaping in clinical settings. Flexible files with varying tapers adapt to the curvature of the canal, enhancing precision during shaping. Three-dimensional shaping supports a patient-centric approach, promoting long-term success in endodontic treatments. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and digital imaging aid in assessing and achieving accurate anatomical shaping. Training in the use of anatomical files ensures practitioners can navigate and shape root canals effectively.