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Endodontic Treatment: Case #4- Patient presented for root canal therapy referred to our office due to complex root anatomy.

Most notable about this case was that the canals were severely curved and almost a 90 degree on the back (distal canal) with lots of sealer puffs on all the roots.
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Endodontic Treatment: Case #3 – Patient referred due to pain to biting. The amalgam filling was done many years ago.

Interesting features about his routine root canal was that a large lateral canal was cleaned and filled. The way this canal was filled was by warm vertical compaction of gutta percha filling and AH+ sealer. The tooth was then restored with composite filling material.
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Endodontic Treatment: Case #2 -Patient referred due to pain in her upper first pre molar tooth # 4

This case was interesting because the maxillary first premolar usually has 2 canals 90% of the times, 1 canal 7% of the times and 3 canals 3% of the times. It seems to be more prevalent in patients of African ancestry but can occur in patients of all ethnic backgrounds. The shapes of the tooth…
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Endodontic Treatment: Case #1- Patient referred due to pain after recent crown cementation.

Routine root canal procedure with the usual 4 canals were located, cleaned, shaped, disinfected and sealed with sealer and root canal filling material. The mesial root in the upper first molar has an MB2 canal 90% of the time. These canals are very small and sometimes difficult to locate. A surgical operating microscope is used…
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Extra Canal Invasive Resorption (ECIR)

Extra canal invasive resorption (ECIR) may occur as a complication following trauma particularly where it involves damage to cementum and supporting tissues. ECIR maybe evident clinically as a pink coronal discoloration (fig 1b),later with cavitation of the enamel (Fig 1a), often there are no obvious external signs (Fig 2b), and the condition is only detected…
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Revolutionary Advances: Active Disinfection

The following article appeared at Dentistry Today, and features an annotated model of pupal anatomy courtesy of Dr. Eric Herbranson. Thanks for visiting Modern Endodontic Care of San Leandro, CA. Revolutionary Advances, Part 2: Active Disinfection Modern endodontic treatment has been shaped by revolutionary improvements in our armamentarium. This article is the second in a…
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