An RD’s receptionist referred her sister to us with severe pain on Lt. Max 1st Molar. Patient had MO Amalgam and large mesial carious lesion. Isolated, removed all caries and leveraged the access through the carious exposure. Buccal canals shaped to 17/.04, while the palatal to a 20/.06. Endo Sequence opaque composite core build up. […]
Case I–Here is a case that comes to mind: The pulp status was abscessed with a buccal sinus tract. The 3/4 crown was recently placed. The margins leave something to be desired, but there was adequate seal. My access was minimal, and the final shape of the canals was, again 17/.04. The treatment was a […]
This patient, a 13 yer old healthy female was sent by her orthodontist after she developed pain to tooth #19. Total treatment time was six months with calcium hydroxide until definitive osseous healing was seen. Her symptoms had resolved after the first appointment. As you can see from the Post OP Radiograph, she has completed […]
This patient was referred to me by the Prosthodontist next door for evaluation on teeth #14 and 15 prior to crown fabrication. My examination revealed signs consistent with reversible pulpitis. I asked the RD to prep the teeth, temporize and have me re-evaluate. If the symptoms worsened, I would perform endodontic treatment on one, or […]
This patient was seen by a dentist friend of mine. During the final shape, she separated a rotary instrument. Patient can not afford endodontist fees and is on Medi-Cal. My friend asked if the instrument should be removed or can be left in there as she was able to bypass it. I said, “I should […]
Patient in pain to hot/cold after the amalgams were taken out and replaced with composite. Routine MIE access, four canals. Patient doing well.