Name: Advancements in Endodontic Treatment
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Country: Asia-Pacific Edition
Endodontic treatment can be expensive, but is highly appreciated by patients in pain. Endo comprises about 20% of a typical general dentist’s gross income. Successful treatment must overcome significant challenges and a significant percentage of treatments continue to fail.
Is debridement complete in typical endo? No, up to 40% of canal surfaces have been shown to remain uninstrumented. Are canals sterile? No, sodium hypochlorite would have to remain in contact much longer. Are canals sealed well? No, many leak significantly. Are advancements being made in this important area of dentistry? Yes – CR scientists and clinicians have evaluated all three areas of endo treatment to help you.
Endodontic treatment is challenging; the anatomy and conditions within each tooth are unique, requiring care and attention to detail. Two important current advancements are cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and operating microscopes, instruments most likely to be used by specialists. However, most cases remain within the capabilities of general practitioners.
This report contains updated information on equipment, materials and techniques that are producing positive results in endodontic therapy.
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