Incidence of Middle Mesial Canals in Mandibular Molars After Guided Troughing Under High Magnifaction: An In Vivo Investigation

Disinfection of the root canal system is the primary goal of endodontic treatment. Schilder coined the term root canal system in the 1960’s to acknowledge the complexity of endodontic treatment. During tooth development, Hetrwig’s epithelial root sheath directs the formation of the root. Dentinogenesis results in the axial thickening of the root …

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On March 30, 2015, posted in: News for Doctors by

The Endodontic Red Herring

The idiom “red herring” is used to refer to something that misleads or detracts from the actual or otherwise important issue.  In the dental office, a red herring is a set of signs and symptoms which can confuse or obfuscate the diagnosis resulting in a course of treatment which does not address the patient’s chief …

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

Influence of Ferrule, Post System, and Length on Biomechanical Behavior of Endodontically Treated Anterior Teeth

Endodontically treated anterior teeth are always of concern to the restorative dentist and endodontist alike.  Anterior teeth are the most likely teeth to be affected by both accidental trauma and parafunctional occlusal forces.  Anterior teeth which are biomechanically compromised, whether through caries, trauma, or injudicious endodontic access are often restored, following endodontic treatment, with  post and …

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

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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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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