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How Can We Provide Higher Quality Endodontic Treatment for Our Pediatric Patients?

By Su-Min Lee, DDS, MS, DScD Pediatric patients have a greater risk of dental caries and a higher incidence of dental trauma. According to a recent systematic review and meta-analysis, the prevalence of dental caries in permanent teeth in children in the world was 53.8%. Furthermore, the frequency of dental trauma in permanent teeth of…

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Save a Tooth, Maybe Save a Life

By David Landwehr, D.D.S., M.S. “Your natural teeth are worth saving.  See an endodontist today.” So reads the banner headline on the front page of the AAE website.  As a practicing endodontist for more than 20 years I couldn’t agree more and I am pleased to have helped patients retain thousands of teeth over my…

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Pain Control

By Paul A. Rosenberg, D.D.S. Endodontic pain is multifaceted. Its consideration is critical for clinicians and their patients. In the past, pain was considered synonymous with Endodontic treatment. This is no longer true, as treatment can now be predictably provided without significant intra or post-operative pain. Complete discussion of the subject would include topics ranging…

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Fundamentals of Restorability

By Gabriella Blazquez At the heart of endodontics is a passion for saving restorable teeth which can be maintained as a part of a healthy dentition. By reviewing the key factors, which should be considered when accessing restorability, I hope to provide a concise guide on the management of teeth with questionable prognoses. Patient Considerations:…

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EndoSpeak for the Layperson: Answering the Tough Questions

By Joseph C. Stern, D.D.S. “But Doctor, isn’t that a dead tooth?” We often hear patients comment that a root canaled tooth is a “dead tooth.”  Is this true?  What are the issues at hand? If it’s not a dead tooth, how can we educate our patients a little more?  Let’s jump right in! Inside-Outside…

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