Endodontics

August 12, 2019

Det@zon’s (DXM) touts this as the most efficient cordless endodontic obturation device on the market. After sending in several of my existing obturation machines for repair, I decided to take DXM up on their claims. Not only did it deliver, it’s priced significantly be...

June 13, 2019

Internal bleaching of discolored anterior teeth has not been without its issues. The short-term results were astounding; however, the long-term studies were not! The use of Superoxol and activated bleaching materials was discovered to cause resorptive defects and tooth...

June 13, 2019

Just when you thought you were almost done with a procedure you tried fixing one last thing and BOOM…you messed everything up.

Access has three different parts: penetration, enlargement and refinement. The goal of a perfect access is to have straight line access and vis...

June 13, 2019

Creating the perfect access can be difficult and time consuming—until now! My next two reviews give you an easy solution for pristine endodontic access.

One of the goals in root canal therapy is to remove the entire pulp complex from the pulp horns to the apex. I like t...

May 10, 2019

“Whoops, your tooth is cracked Ms. Jones!” Not really, you just perforated the floor of the No. 30 looking for that calcified canal. Here is a trick to help you avoid this situation.

Anatomy! It is part of every stage of root canal therapy. One of the biggest challenges...

April 10, 2019

Bassi Logic, once known as Easy Logic, has a strong focus on minimally invasive dentistry—and that means they’re offering files that provide less aggressive shaping yet are quicker and stronger.

Bassi Endo claims the files offer 3.5 times the cyclic fatigue resistance o...

April 10, 2019

While it can be difficult to locate, there is a fourth canal in upper first molars known as the MB2 canal. Dentists ask me about this canal and where to find it during my lectures on endodontics all the time.

The MB2 is located within the broad mesiolingual root, and ac...

March 5, 2019

There always has been some controversy surrounding the need to place a post while restoring broken down teeth. Everyone has their philosophy. I’ll give you the endodontist’s perspective.

After I complete a root canal, I discuss the need for core placement with the resto...

February 12, 2019

How many times have we heard some version of this story?  

“Hey doc, my tooth hurts every time I drink cold since you replaced my silver filling with that new white filling.”

Pulpal diagnosis is an extremely important and underused tool in restorative dentistry. Before m...

January 18, 2019

Chemomechanical preparation describes the process of successful decontamination of the root canal space during endodontic therapy. It is a well-known fact that the “chemo” part of the process is equally or in most cases more effective than the “mechanical” part of the...

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