Category Archives: Root canal therapy


RCT molar

Decompression of a dental abscess Decompression of a dental abscess is something that is rare but beneficial with large lesions. Endodontists and oral surgeons are probably the main two specialists with training in this area. Steps for decompression of a dental abscess The steps for decompression depend to some degree on where it is in […]

Conservative endodontic access

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Conservative endodontic access (Ninja access) Conservative endodontic access or ninja access is basically an access to complete a root canal that is very small. My bias is that most root canals we see fail do so from infection and likely ineffective cleansing. To limit ones ability to effectively clean out the inside to reduce the […]

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 […]

Need crown after root canal?

need crown after root canal

Do you always need crown after root canal? Need crown after root canal from your dentist? Are you being told that you have to have a dental crown after completing a root canal? Find out when you do need one and when you may not. Also find out what your crown options are. Which teeth […]

External Cervical Resorption

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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

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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 […]

Do You Need A Root Canal To Get Rid Of Tooth Pain?

root canal to get rid of tooth pain

Root Canal To Get Rid Of Tooth Pain A toothache is never fun to endure, and it can be a stressful experience not knowing what is causing the pain. Is it hot/cold sensitivity? A cavity? A crack? Or something much deeper, like an infection of the tooth’s pulp? Unfortunately, it’s impossible to know for sure […]