Maxillary Sinusitis of Endodontic Origin

Endodontic infections that develop in the maxillary posterior teeth can easily spread into the maxillary sinuses causing pathological effects that frequently go unrecognized by both patients and clinicians alike. Failure to diagnose and properly manage these endodontic infections can lead to symptomatic sinus disease, defined as maxillary sinusitis of endodontic origin (MSEO).

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‘Having a Baby is Easier Than Getting a Root Canal’

Regardless of your practice, as dentists, we have all heard the jokes and other comments identifying how terrible root canal therapy is for our patients. Despite the advancements in endodontics with respect to efficacy and efficiency in root canal therapy, patients still express their fear of this treatment approach.

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Dealing with Anxious Patients

Dealing with the patient’s self-fulfilling prophecy is frustrating, of course; but it does not help to chide the anxious patient as this only aggravates their avoidant tendencies.

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Why Your Endodontic Practice Needs a Social Media Presence

For endodontists who receive many — if not most — of their new patients as referrals from general dentists, the purpose of social media marketing may not be readily apparent. But progressive endodontic practices with vision understand the true nature of digital marketing and the role social media and online reputation management play in sustaining and growing their businesses.

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CBCT: The New Standard of Care?

This month, Drs. Ove and Christine Peters also take a look at CBCT and the pressure on endodontists to use their cone beam machine before starting root canal treatments or endodontic surgery.

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Are Your Investments Appropriate for Your Retirement Goals?

Investment returns should fill the gap between your future income and future spending. So, before you decide how to structure your investments, let’s look at your cash flow in retirement.

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To Scan or Not to Scan, That is the Question

To scan, or not to scan? Is there a straightforward case? These are some of the common questions that endodontists face in their daily practices.

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New Tax Law: How Does it Impact Dentistry?

A few early observations about the possible impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on AAE members.

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Treating the Medically Compromised Patient

We know that dental anxiety alone can result in increased blood pressure, syncope, irritability and diaphoresis. However, underlying medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and thyroid abnormalities, etc., may also be associated with the same manifestations.

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Indications for Replantation and Recommended Techniques

What was once thought of as a procedure of last resort, replantation is a procedure that has been performed successfully for decades, with a success rate of 89.1 percent.

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