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Transforming Root Canal Treatment with Dental Lasers
The article discusses the benefits of using the Waterlase iPlus all-tissue dental laser from Biolase in root canal treatments. The author, an endodontist, shares their experience with traditional root canal treatment methods and how adopting the dental laser has improved their practice. They present two cases to illustrate the difference in treatment outcomes. The first case was treated without the dental laser, using traditional tools and techniques. The second case, treated with the dental laser, showed improved results, including better disinfection, reduced side-directed tenderness, and more conservative cleaning and filling of canals. The author emphasizes that the dental laser provides enhanced dentin debris removal, better management of complex canal configurations, and improved healing times. They conclude that investing in a dental laser has greatly improved their endodontic practice and expanded treatment capabilities.
Dentistry May 15th 2023
Root Canal Treatment in Diabetics: Does Number of Visits Matter?
In this study published in the Journal of Restorative Dentistry, in both the diabetic and non-diabetic groups, there was no statistically significant difference in the overall pain felt by patients after a single visit and after two visits. Further research on a larger sample size is necessary to definitively determine if diabetes can serve as a disease modifier and alter postoperative pain in irreversible pulpitis following a single-visit RCT in managed T2 diabetics.
Dentistry April 17th 2023
Endodontic Grafts: A Comprehensive Guide for Dental Practitioners
Several advancements have been made in the field of bone graft materials over the past few decades to improve their characteristics, such as mechanical strength, biocompatibility, and capacity to degrade, in order to more closely resemble those of real bone. The purpose of this article is to clarify and simplify the principles of these materials in endodontics. The practitioner needs to be aware of these alternatives and their properties in order to give each patient the best clinical outcome feasible.
Dentistry March 20th 2023