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Selective Root Retreatment

Selective Root Retreatment failure

Selective Root Retreatment of an endodontic failure Selective root retreatment is an endodontic retreatment procedure of a failing root canal. The difference is that in selective retreatment we only treat the root(s) that shows evidence of failure. When is it advisable to do selective root retreatment? Typically this will be a tooth with a root […]

Alternate canal negative apical pressure technique

Alternate canal negative apical pressure technique

Alternate canal negative apical pressure technique Alternate canal negative apical pressure technique is a process of cleaning teeth canals that have a connection apically or through isthmi. This technique is for specific canals of dental root canals in the field of endodontics. What is the alternate canal negative apical pressure technique? This is a technique […]

External Cervical Resorption

external cervical resorption treatment

External Cervical Resorption Treatment options – Also known as Invasive Cervical Root Resorption External cervical resorption and the subset of extra canal invasive resorption can be detrimental to a tooth. This pages discusses external cervical resorption treatment options and also discusses some general information about external invasive cervical root resorption. The best article I’ve seen […]

Middle Mesial Canal

mid mesial canal

Accessory mesial canal=Middle Mesial Canal Middle Mesial Canal is a canal in-between the mesial buccal and mesial lingual canals of a lower molar. The occurrence rate ranges from .3-46% (Kim v Azim) depending on your source but the number with own POE is possibly under 3% or as high as 46%. What is the middle […]



WF 42 Tooth vital- tooth necrotic (Any canal necrotic then tooth considered necrotic)# (teeth with MB3 present- able to cleanse and shape the MB3) – (teeth with MB2 present- able to cleanse and shape the MB2 – MB2 join MB1 – teeth I consider calcified that no MB2 was found) – total # of 2nd […]

Intentional replantation tooth


Intentional replantation tooth – When to use it? Orthodontics will use occasionally to replace missing anterior central tooth.  A single rooted premolar is the preferred tooth.  Endodontics may use as an alternative to retreatment or endodontic microsurgery. Intentional replantation tooth technique Extract and replant QUICKLY!  The sooner the better! Greater than 15 minutes has a […]