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Endodontic Treatment Challenges of Complex Anatomy

The prevention of tissue and debris blockage is especially important when treating complex root anatomy. In this case the author demonstrates the treatment of a radix entomolaris root anomaly

The Dangerous Curved Root

Certain presentations of root anatomy require serious attention to detail to prevent mishaps. A case like this one showing a long curved narrow root is a good example.

Patient: 57 year-old female with controlled Type 2 Diabetes

Chief Complaint: Patient complained of a constant throbbing toothache in the lower right posterior jaw. She reported 5/10 pain level and presented for emergency treatment

Retreatment of a Maxillary Premolar with 3 Roots

Missed Canals, Missed Canals
Mar 11, 2021

Finding a Severely Calcified Canal

Calcification
Feb 22, 2021

Discovery of a Second Palatal Canal in a Maxillary Second Molar

Difficult Isolation, Difficult Isolation
Jan 4, 2021

The Aggressive Shoulder Crown Preparation

Difficult Isolation, Difficult Isolation, Missed Canals, Missed Canals
Dec 31, 2020

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The Furcation Accessory Canal

Calcification, Calcification, Endo-Perio Combined Lesions, Endo-Perio Combined Lesions
Sep 26, 2020

Treatment of a Gross Perforation

Access, Access, Perforations, Perforations
Jul 1, 2020

Five Year Follow-Up of Heroic Anterior Tooth Save:UPDATE

Fractured Roots, Surgical Retreatment, Dismantling, Gutta Percha Removal
Nov 18, 2019

UPDATE 1 year Recall: Mandibular First Molar Presumed Split, but not.

Fractured Roots, Endo-Perio Combined Lesions
Nov 11, 2019

21 Year Recall: Internal Perforation Repair with Amalgam

Endo-Perio Combined Lesions, Perforations
Nov 4, 2019

Complications: Advanced Management

The Furcation Accessory Canal

Calcification, Calcification, Endo-Perio Combined Lesions, Endo-Perio Combined Lesions
Sep 26, 2020

Treatment of a Gross Perforation

Access, Access, Perforations, Perforations
Jul 1, 2020

Five Year Follow-Up of Heroic Anterior Tooth Save:UPDATE

Fractured Roots, Surgical Retreatment, Dismantling, Gutta Percha Removal
Nov 18, 2019

21 Year Recall: Internal Perforation Repair with Amalgam

Endo-Perio Combined Lesions, Perforations
Nov 4, 2019

Diagnostic Puzzles

Five Year Follow-Up of Heroic Anterior Tooth Save:UPDATE

Fractured Roots, Surgical Retreatment, Dismantling, Gutta Percha Removal
Nov 18, 2019

UPDATE 1 year Recall: Mandibular First Molar Presumed Split, but not.

Fractured Roots, Endo-Perio Combined Lesions
Nov 11, 2019

Puzzle Case: Silver Point Retreatment Part 1 and Part 2 (Conclusion)

Perforations, Silver Point Removal
Sep 9, 2019

Post-endodontic Restoration

Endodontic Treatment of a Molar with Gross Caries: Demonstration

Access, Cleaning and Shaping, Obturation, Difficult Isolation
Jan 14, 2019

Extending Endodontic Access to Find Canals

Access, Calcification
Nov 12, 2018

Borderline Restorability

Difficult Isolation
Apr 16, 2018

Recall Observations

The Furcation Accessory Canal

Calcification, Calcification, Endo-Perio Combined Lesions, Endo-Perio Combined Lesions
Sep 26, 2020

Five Year Follow-Up of Heroic Anterior Tooth Save:UPDATE

Fractured Roots, Surgical Retreatment, Dismantling, Gutta Percha Removal
Nov 18, 2019

UPDATE 1 year Recall: Mandibular First Molar Presumed Split, but not.

Fractured Roots, Endo-Perio Combined Lesions
Nov 11, 2019

21 Year Recall: Internal Perforation Repair with Amalgam

Endo-Perio Combined Lesions, Perforations
Nov 4, 2019

Puzzle Case: Silver Point Retreatment Part 1 and Part 2 (Conclusion)

Perforations, Silver Point Removal
Sep 9, 2019

Retreatment Strategies

Five Year Follow-Up of Heroic Anterior Tooth Save:UPDATE

Fractured Roots, Surgical Retreatment, Dismantling, Gutta Percha Removal
Nov 18, 2019

21 Year Recall: Internal Perforation Repair with Amalgam

Endo-Perio Combined Lesions, Perforations
Nov 4, 2019

Compromised Maxillary Molar: Should you Treat?

Difficult Isolation, Dismantling
Sep 30, 2019

Puzzle Case: Silver Point Retreatment Part 1 and Part 2 (Conclusion)

Perforations, Silver Point Removal
Sep 9, 2019

Gross Perforation Repair of Molar: 10 year Recall Exam

Perforations, Dismantling, Gutta Percha Removal
Aug 12, 2019