Posts made in July, 2015

Often additional root canal anatomy is missed during initial treatment. Although symptoms may not present for years, missed anatomy can often come back to cause apical periodontitis and/or symptoms during future recalls. Mandibular molar anatomy is very complex, especially when dealing with the mesial root. Despite there being reports of intercanal communications reaching as high as 83%, success in finding this middle mesial canal is...

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All too often temporary restorations are lost, or cotton is left behind following a root canal procedure. Using an orifice barrier, we can prevent against bacterial micro -leakage. A very quick and simple procedure could save the patient another root canal procedure down the road. Here is an example of a protocol following root canal therapy to seal the orifices. 1. Counter Sink Orifices, 2. Clean the Chamber, 3. Acid Etch for 15...

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