Healing Outcomes After Obturation With Resilon or Gutta Percha

 

Endodontic treatment has three objectives: remove bacteria and bacterial by-products from the root canal system; prevent bacterial re-contamination from the oral environment; and entomb any remaining viable bacteria within the system.

The classic endodontic triad of cleaning, shaping, and obturation have predictably achieved these goals over the years. For 50 years obturation …

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On March 4, 2015, posted in: News for Doctors by

Investigation of Cultivable Bacteria Isolated from Longstanding Retreatment-Resistant Lesions of Teeth with Apical Periodontitis

Lesions of endodontic origin (LEO), as described by Schilder in the 1960 or more conventionally called chronic apical periodontitis, are the bane of both the general dentist and Endodontist.  The Toronto Study: Phase II, done by Friedman et al, JOE 2004, looked at the success rate of endodontic retreatment.  Friedman’s group found a retreatment success rate …

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On December 9, 2014, posted in: News for Doctors by

What Can I Expect When I See An Endodontist? Part 3 – First Office Visit

Welcome Doctor.  Whether this is your patient’s first visit to our office or they are returning, rest assured we are very pleased you and your patient have chosen Langley Endodontics for their endodontic care.  Our goal is to make this the best dental experience your patient has ever had.
As most patients who come into …

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On October 29, 2014, posted in: News for Doctors by

What Can I Expect When I See an Endodontist? Part 3 – First Office Visit.

Welcome.  Whether this is your first visit to our office or you are returning, rest assured we are very pleased you have chosen Langley Endodontics for your endodontic care.  Our goal is to make this the best dental experience you have ever had.
As most people who come into our office have an appointment, we …

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On October 29, 2014, posted in: News for Patients by

Potential Correlation Between Statins and Pulp Chamber Calcification

Statins, such as Lipitor, Zocor, and Crestor, are a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a central role in the production of cholesterol in the liver.  255 million adults worldwide are prescribed statins to reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease and have revolutionized the treatment …

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On August 25, 2014, posted in: News for Doctors by

What Can I Expect When I See An Endodontist? Part 2 – First Contact

The first contact for your patient with our office depends entirely on the system you have created for a patient referral to an Endodontist.  Some dentists prefer to call our office directly and speak with one of our Patient Coordinators (PC).  Some prefer to email or fax over patient information and have our PC’s call …

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On August 25, 2014, posted in: News for Doctors by

What Can I Expect When I See An Endodontist? Part 2 – First Contact

The first contact for you, the patient, with our office, comes in different looks depending on your general dentist.  Some dentists prefer to call our office directly and speak with one of our Patient Coordinators (PC).  Some prefer to email or fax over your information and have our PC call you directly, and some dentists …

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On August 25, 2014, posted in: News for Patients by

What Can I Expect When I See An Endodontist? Part 1 – The Vision

Most people are a little unsure of what to expect when they make an appointment to see a Root Canal Specialist (Endodontist).  The majority of people who see an Endodontist are referred by their general dentist.  General dental office varies in the type and quantity of information they provide for their patient prior to the …

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On August 25, 2014, posted in: News for Patients by

How Do I Get To See An Endodontist When I Need A Root Canal?

Many times over the years I have been asked the question: “Do I need to see my general dentist first when I need a root canal or can I call you directly?”  Dentistry does not follow the same model as medicine.  With medical issues, MSP – Medical Services Plan of British Columbia – dictates that …

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On August 25, 2014, posted in: News for Patients by

What Is An Endodontist?

Endodontist is a fancy name for a Root Canal Specialist.  An Endodontist’s training begins the same as all general dentists with a preparatory Bachelors degree, usually in the Sciences, followed by a four year degree in the Faculty of Dentistry.  A degree in Dental Medicine allows you to put Doctor in front of your name …

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