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What endodontic procedures are there?

What endodontic procedures are there?

Ortho/retrograde: Orthograde - open the tooth, perform the root canal therapy and fill the tooth/canal. Retrograde or apicoectomy - seal the tip of the root after convention root canal therapy has been completed but has not fully resolved the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. John Yu
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Endodontics (Definition)

Endodontists are experts in treating diseases of the pulp and peri-apical tissues. They now do root canals under a microscope if they have remained current. Their procedures are mostly pain free with very positive results. They are proficient in treating difficult cases and know root anatomy better than anyone. They are also experts ...Read more


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Can you explain common endodontic procedures?

Can you explain common endodontic procedures?

Yes: By "common endodontic procedures", i assume you are referring to root canal procedures. Root canal therapy is usually initiated to eliminate infection with the root canal of a tooth. The diseased tissue is removed, the canal is made bigger in diameter and the canal is disinfected. Once this is done a root canal sealer and filling is placed. The procedure is done under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Am I too young to have an endodontic surgery?

Am I too young to have an endodontic surgery?

No: Age is rarely a factor in endodontic surgery. The real question is can it be treated in any other way. If that answer has been determined than you should proceed. If it has not been evaluated please discus the question with your local endodontist. Retreatment frequently can be used to avoid surgery. ...Read more

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What is endoentral syndrome during endodontic treatmen?

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What is endoentral syndrome during endodontic treatmen?

Infection to sinus: Upper molar teeth protrude into the sinus. When you have an abscess of one of these teeth it can spread to the sinus which will complicate the treatment of the abscess. ...Read more

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Difference between endodontic retreatment and apicoectomy?

Endo/apico: Endodontic retreatment usually means re-doing the root canal. An apicoectomy is a surgical procedure to treat the end of the root. This may involve manually cleaning out infected tissue that won't heal. Often times, the tip of the root is removed, and sometimes a filling is placed in the tip of the root to seal the canal. ...Read more

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What do they fill root with during endodontic procedure? Any connection to blood supply?

What do they fill root with during endodontic procedure? Any connection to blood supply?

Gutta percha.: The canals are filled with a material called "gutta percha" which is made from the sap of trees native to southeast asia. The material is similar to rubber or latex but is biologically inert. The gutta percha is either warmed when placed or compacted mechanically at room temperature and is used with a liquid sealer. There is little, if any, contact with blood after it is placed. ...Read more

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What is endodontic treatment ?

Root Canal: Endodontic literally means "inside tooth". In modern dentistry this discipline of dentistry involves the diagnosis and treatment of infections and other diseases that arise from, or directly affect the nerve inside the tooth. ...Read more

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Who can do an endodontic procedure?

Who can do an endodontic procedure?

Endodontist: Even though any general dentist can do endodntic procedure. I would recommend to see an endodontist, which he specializes in root canal and go to school for 2 extra year. ...Read more

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What is an endodontic shamrokh modification?

What is an endodontic shamrokh modification?

Cloverleaf shaped : This refers to the notion that getting straight line access to the canals in a multi-canaled tooth may require irregular shaped access preparation in order to preserve tooth structure. In other words, the opening made in the tooth may look like a 3 or 4 leafed clover rather than the classic shapes described in endodontic textbooks. ...Read more

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Who all is ok to do an endodontic procedure?

Any Trained Dentist: Any dentist trained in root canal therapy & comfortable/experienced doing so, is legally licensed to perform this procedure. Many general dentists don't like doing root canal treatment because it can be tedious, difficult, & time consuming. Many other (like myself) enjoy it very much. An endodontist is a root canal specialist, so they can handle anything. Your dentist can say what's right for you. ...Read more

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How do I know if I will have be given endodontic sealer?

Root canal: If you have root canal therapy on your tooth, then you will have sealer placed in the tooth when they filled the root canal with gutta percha. ...Read more

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Can you explain common endodontic procedural errors to me?

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an endodontic file and a hedstrom file?

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K-file vs H-file: The most common endodontic file is the k-file. It has a square or triangle cross section and is twisted from a stainless steel blank. H-file on the other hand is machined and has a teardrop shape cross section. Do a google search if you want to find out more. ...Read more

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What is the shamrokh modification in endodontics in one text please help mee ?

Canals: It's an Endodontic technique that facilitates gutta percha manipulation to fill lateral canals. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is endodontic treatment required for?

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Infection removal: Th endodontic treatment is needed when the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. In the majority of cases, your tooth can be saved with endodontic treatment. ...Read more

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Hey doctors please my professor ask me to told him what is the shamrouk modification in endodontics ,any help please !

Research: Your professor expects you to do your own research, not have someone do it for you. I would suggest you look in Endodontic text books or search Pub Med on your school's library. ...Read more

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What to do if I got my antibiotics to feel better. also whatever the endodontics does will it require down time or is it just a simple procedure?

What to do if I got my antibiotics to feel better. also whatever the endodontics does will it require down time or is it just a simple procedure?

Finish all: Antibiotics. A root canal should not be much different from getting a filling. During the procedure you should not feel anything. Sometimes there can be a flare up afterwards, but typically you will be given medication if the endodontist suspects it will be an issue. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can you explain an endodontic endosseous implant?

Can you explain an endodontic endosseous implant?

Post through root: It souynds like the procedure no longer used. Endo was done on a tooth, then a long implant type rod was inserted through the prepared root and into the bone. This created a metal implant support system, but left asome regular root structure to use for the final restoration. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dentistry (Definition)

The branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body. Dentistry is widely considered necessary for complete overall health. Those who practice dentistry ...Read more