Tag Archive: Misc

Root of the Problem (01): Dental Ergonomics

December 19, 2014 7:35 pm Published by

Spine health is one of the most important factors for happy and healthy long term practice of endodontics. Proper posture can only be achieved through understanding and adherence to proper ergonomic p...

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Silver Point Retreatment

August 22, 2013 7:44 pm Published by

Although most silver points treated teeth in the 60’s, 70’s, and the occasional case in the early 1980’s have already been retreated or extracted, there are some cases that are still functional and in the patients’ mouth. Occasionally, these cases fail due to coronal leakage and primarmily due to recurrent decay or old, leaking restoration. The leakage results into an apical infection since the apical leakage is usually present due to the use of ZOE based sealers to cement such cones that were resorbable and washed out of the canals after a certain amount of time.

This tutorial demonstrates such case. Due to decay that was at one point repaired on the buccal aspect of the crown in a silver point treated tooth #5, the apex was failing and a periapical radiolucency with an associated sinus tract was present. The patient was originally referred for apicoectomy; however, apicoectomy in such cases has a poor long term success since the source of the lesion is the unaddressed coronal leakage.

This tutorial shows the retreatment of such cases through the crown. A new crown is always needed following successful retreatment given the original leakage.…

BioCeramic RRM dispensing Tip

August 12, 2013 7:32 pm Published by

A Luer Lock mounted tip can be bent to dispense the BioCeramic Root Repair Material directly into the root end. The technique is demonstrated here.…