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can you explain common endodontic procedural errors to me?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Not enough space: Over instumentation, zipping, perferation (whole that doesn't belong), obturation too short, obturation too far out apex, inadequte obturation, file seperation (breakage), there are many and not enough room to explain all.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sure: Endodontic treatment most commonly centers around a procedure called root canal therapy. A root canal is needed when the nerve inside the tooth is unhealthy or infected. It's like a filling, but deeper, where the dentist disinfects and cleans where the nerve is. It is done with local anesthetic, and is almost always a painless procedure. After the root canal is done, often a crown is needed too.
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Many: There are numerous endodontic procedural issues that are possible. These include, separated instruments, perforations of roots, missed nerve canals, incomplete disinfection, incomplete sealing. Also if the patient doesn't follow through with crown or only restorations there can be leakage or failure. These are all significantly small issues compared to all the successful endodontic procedures done.
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 44 years experience
Read Below: As an endodontist i see many teeth that have previously had root canal treatment. The most common procedural error is inadequate cleaning of the canal space. This under preparation can be due to missing a canal or the doctor not reaching the end of the root with the instruments. Other errors such as file separation, zipping or ledge formation occur but less frequently.

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Difference between endodontic retreatment and apicoectomy?

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Similar: Retreatment is just what it says. Unsuccesful root canal fill is removed, rootcanal is redone and then new gutta purcha (endo filling material) is placed in the newly filed canals. In an apicoectomy the root tip is surgically removed and a cement or other filling material is used to plug the freshly cut root tip. Both correct an usuccessful root canal.
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What is endodontic specialist?

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A 30-year-old female asked:

Im a dentist graduated 2005 currently doing my masters in endodontics. What are the requirements to practice in united states or united kingdom?

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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry 14 years experience
Do 3rd and 4th year: In the us in most states, you must redo 3 and 4th year of dental school. There are a few states like california that allow you to practice after passing the state/regional boards.
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What all does an endodontist do in their job?

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Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
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Root Canal Therapy: "endo" implies "inside" and inside is where the nerve in a tooth resides. Endodontists diagnose and treat tooth pain from infected nerves. This is known as root canal therapy. It involves removing infected nerve tissue, cleansing and shaping the "canal" system, and placing a special filling material. They also do surgical procedures at the ends of the roots for stubborn infections.

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