Posts made in October, 2015


Sometimes mistakes can happen during an access that necessitates a perforation repair. This case was referred after difficulty in locating canals. So what can we expect the success to be after the furcal repair? Pace et al showed a success rate of 90% at the one-year mark. Click here for the article.  ...

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During root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth. Contrary to jokes about the matter, modern root canal treatment is very similar to...

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