Endodontic Records and Legal Responsibilities

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Endodontic Record Excellence Importance Endodontic therapy records serve as an important map to document and guide the clinician’s journey down the correct diagnostic and treatment path. Documentation is essential to…

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Nonsurgical Retreatment

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Nonsurgical root canal therapy has become a routine procedure in modern dentistry. Technical and scientific advances in endodontics have resulted in the retention of millions of teeth that would otherwise…

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Vital Pulp Therapy

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Vital pulp therapy is designed to preserve and maintain pulpal health in teeth that have been exposed to trauma, caries, restorative procedures, and anatomic anomalies. The treatment can be completed…

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Bleaching Procedures

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Society, in general, is more concerned about beauty and perfect looks than ever before. In particular, the “perfect smile” has gained more and more importance, including straight and light-colored teeth….

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Periradicular Surgery

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* The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of David Witherspoon for his involvement with previous editions. Although nonsurgical endodontic treatment is a highly predictable option in most cases,…

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Evaluation of Outcomes

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Context of Evaluating Endodontic Outcomes The development of medical and dental practices has been guided by prevailing philosophies and consensus of expert opinions. The foundations of modern endodontics were shaken…

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Microbiology of Endodontic Infections

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Apical periodontitis is essentially an inflammatory disease of microbial etiology primarily caused by infection of the root canal system. Although chemical and physical factors can induce periradicular inflammation, a large…

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Regenerative Endodontics

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Overview of Regenerative Dentistry Advancements in tissue engineering are dramatically changing medicine and dentistry. Tissue engineering is an interdisciplinary field that applies the principles of engineering and the life sciences…

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Diagnosis

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Art and Science of Diagnosis Diagnosis is the art and science of detecting and distinguishing deviations from health and the cause and nature thereof. The purpose of a diagnosis is…

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Radiographic Interpretation

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Radiographic Interpretation Interpretation of information captured by radiographic imaging modalities is central to the diagnostic process. It is very important to capture a diagnostically useful image using appropriate exposure parameters…

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Pain Control

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I Local Anesthesia for Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics Effective local anesthesia is the bedrock of pain control in endodontics and restorative dentistry. Regardless of the clinician’s skills, both treatment and…

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Case Selection and Treatment Planning

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The process of case selection and treatment planning begins after a clinician has diagnosed an endodontic problem. The clinician must determine whether the patient’s oral health needs are best met…

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