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

Nov 18, 2019

UPDATE: Recurrent Endodontic Disease After Initial Healing, 4 years later

Patient: 52 year-old (2014) male in excellent health

Chief Complaint: Patient reported a bump on the gums above his front upper tooth

Dental History: Patient reported a history of prior orthodontics as a child and previous endodontic treatment performed on the maxillary left and right central incisors in 1970 (teeth #’s 8 and 9). Surgical endodontic treatment had been performed years ago after a recurrent infection associated with the maxillary left central incisor (tooth #9)

Combined Nonsurgical/Surgical Retreatment

Dec 24, 2017

Should surgical endodontic retreatment be performed immediately after nonsurgical endodontic retreatment?

Case: Patient presented with previous endodontic treatment and recurrent pathosis requiring a combination nonsurgical/surgical approach

Patient: 36-year-old male in excellent health

Chief Complaint: Asymptomatic

Dental History: The patient reported that the root canal treatment had been performed in Brazil many years earlier (mandibular left first molar, #19). The crown had been placed 5-10 years earlier. No recent dentistry had been performed. The patient had become aware of the tooth within the previous 2 weeks noticing some slight pain. His dentist took a radiograph, noted a periapical radiolucency and referred him for specialty examination and care

Update Recall: Insoluble Root Canal Filling Material-Retreatment

Apr 30, 2017

Learn the challenges of insoluble paste removal and a strategic approach to managing retreatment

Case: Patient presented with constant pain after root canal treatment performed 6 months earlier

Patient: 60-year-old female with vertigo

Chief Complaint: Constant pain in the upper right posterior jaw

Dental History: The patient had the right maxillary first molar (#3) treated with root canal therapy by an endodontist 6 months prior to the time of consultation and experienced constant pain since. Her general dentist referred her to the author’s practice for a second opinion.