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It is worthwhile to know that root canal retreatment is less successful than the original root canal treatment attempt because of structural factors (lack of tooth structure due to aggressive root canal preparation or crown preparation) or microbial factors (presence of resistant microbes th...
2 Oct 2019
There are several issues with performing root canal retreatment through an existing crown. 1) Reduced visibility. If the crown has a metal base/is completely made of metal, this can reduce the amount of light entering the pulp chamber and make visibility limited during retreatment. Use of a d...
3 Oct 2019
Dentists choose treatment plans based on many different factors . Some of these factors have nothing to do with clinical data. As a patient, your dentist should go through the different treatment options with you so that you understand the treatment itself, and the long term maintenance required ...
1 Aug 2019
A pulpectomy is the complete removal of all pulp tissue from the root canals. This is the first stage of root canal treatment. Root canal treatment normally has 3 stages. These can be performed in the same visit or over multiple visits. 1) Pulpectomy: usually done as part of emergency pain rel...
26 Jun 2019
It depends on what you mean by "last". If you mean how likely it is that the root canal treatment will have a successful long term outcome, then there are studies showing that root canal treatment in teeth with areas of bone loss around the root tips are about 70-80% successful ...
14 May 2019
These are the materials that may be used for an upper premolar crown: Lithium disilicate A type of aesthetic and translucent porcelain that can be made with layers to mimic the appearance of a natural tooth. This material requires the greatest amount of thickness to wi...
14 May 2019
Generally, when a tooth is damaged or diseased, we will examine if it is possible to save the tooth. If it can be saved, a root canal treatment will be recommended. A root canal treatment involves the following: 1) Creating an opening into the affected tooth 2) Removing...
18 May 2019
Persistence of a fistula after root canal treatment indicates that the root canal treatment was unsuccessful at reducing bacterial numbers to the point where the immune system can keep the infection under control. Reasons for for root canal treatment failure include: Trea...
5 Apr 2019
Both root canal treatment and extraction are viable options for a severely decayed tooth. Factors to consider include: 1) Patient age Both root canal treatment and tooth replacement (implants, bridges or dentures) have potential complications. Some complications may be easier to manage than o...
21 Jan 2019
Oral probiotics (this term could mean orally ingested probiotics or probiotics with species "optimised" for the maintenance of oral health and prevention of oral diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease) are NOT used as first-line treatment or for first-line prevention . ...
19 Dec 2018
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