Posts made in November, 2017


Cone beam computed tomography has become an important tool in the diagnostic imaging spectrum of endodontics and is one of the most discussed topics within the endodontic specialty today. Almost all endodontists graduating from residency programs in North America have direct access to CBCT imaging, with a significant number of practicing endodontic specialists either owning or having access to 3-D imaging. This is no wonder as most...

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A dentist is researching alternatives to root canal treatment and extraction Can decayed young teeth be saved with stem cells? Dr. Renato Silva thinks so. When decay penetrates the nerve space in an adult’s permanent tooth—known as dental pulp—a root canal is the best solution. A dentist removes the nerve and pulp, and then cleans and seals the inside of the tooth. But when that same problem occurs in a child or young adult, a root...

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People who undergo root canals may soon have a tiny but powerful ally that could prevent infection after treatment. Researchers at the UCLA School of Dentistry and the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science found in a clinical trial that nanodiamonds protected disinfected root canals after the nerve and pulp were removed, thereby improving the likelihood of a full recovery. The findings are a milestone for the...

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