A bench test to see the GW effect on a case with a fractured instrument. Fuller discussion on TDO-Clinical.
Patient in for a sinus tract check recall today asking questions…… All treatment done by endodontists. Always done in a single visit. The 2nd endodontist told the patient she was “cured”. He never checked her again. When she called and said she may have a problem… they told her it wasn’t necessary. Her GP told […]
I did this RCT 34 years ago when the patient was 14. Now there is a parulis and lingual palpation sensitivity. Extract or treat? Patient has a very high smile line, thin biotype, is sensitive to costs. gbc
One doesn’t know if the canal wall contains “new” organisms subsequent to the fracture or “old” organisms never removed. My guess? Old organisms.
Again…a sampling fromn the cemental root surface. The Endodontic Triad people just can’t seem to figure this one out. Perhaps “They’re not interested in these cases”……where have we heard THAT before? gbc
Very compliant patient—always made his recalls. Tooth has been asymptomatic for 15 years…and the periapical area had cleared—-now tender to biting and patient has an ache….No evidence of any occlusal issues. Will start the retreatment…again. Ugh….. gbc
We actually don’t know why cases are successful. We don’t know what is suffiencient and necessary for disease to occur. We appear to know that microorganisms are necessary, but unless you know both what is suffiecient AND necessary, you can’t possibly claim you know what causes a disease or claim you know what cures a […]