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Misconceptions in Endodontics
There are many misconceptions surrounding root canal (endodontic) treatment and whether patients experience root canal pain. The American Association of Endodontics wants you to have accurate information. As always, when considering any medical procedure, you should get as much information as you can about all of your options. Your dentist or endodontist can answer many of your questions, and if you still have concerns, it is often wise to seek a second opinion. Myth #1—Root canal treatment is painful. Myth #2—Root canal treatment causes illness. Myth #3—A good alternative to root canal treatment is extraction (pulling the tooth).
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Dr. Shaurya Srivastava M.
Endo RCSEd Specialist Endodontist King's College London Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Endo Perio Lesions: A Comparative Review to Management
Endo perio lesions can be caused by various factors, including periodontal disease, trauma, occlusal forces, and dental caries. The diagnosis of endo perio lesions requires a thorough examination that includes clinical and radiographic evaluation, as well as pulp vitality testing. The primary goal is to eliminate the infection and inflammation from both the endodontic and periodontal systems.
Mishaps in Endodontic treatment World Toothache Day
Endodontic mishaps are unfortunate mistakes that occur during the treatment or diagnosis of RCT. Mishaps are instrument separation and lodging in the canal, lack of adaptation of filling material to the canal walls, loss of coronal seal leading to reinfection, Iatrogenic damages to adjacent structures, such as the inferior alveolar nerve or the sinus. Proper irrigation, cleaning and shaping is crucial in avoiding endodontic mishaps. If a perforation occurs, sealing the perforation with appropriate material can prevent further complications. Radiographic and clinical examinations should be performed to determine the extent of the mishap.
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
Enhancing Radiographic Interpretation in Endodontics
Diagnostic radiology includes defining and differentiating various normal structures in addition to establishing the existence and kind of pathosis. It also requires determining root and pulp anatomy. Not only must the roots and canals be recognised and counted, but also atypical tooth structure, such as dens invaginatus and a C-shaped arrangement, as well as curvatures, canal relationships, and canal position, must be identified. Characterizing the cross-sectional structure of certain roots and canals is another aspect of identification.
Endodontics Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
Endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning are the significant processes in the treatment planning. The emergency patient presents with pain and possibly swelling, or with a displaced, fractured, or avulsed tooth.An accurate diagnosis of the patient's condition is essential before an appropriate treatment plan can be formulated for that individual