How Cone Beam Computed Tomography Increases Endodontic Success

Leslie Miller, DDS Article, News Update, Newsletter

Endodontic treatment has benefited by the increased use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). CBCT machines vary in their field of view (FOV) and image resolution capacity. The type of machine required in endodontics should have the highest resolution to visualize small objects, such as constricted canals or fractures. Resolution is determined by the size of the volumetric pixel, which …

Endodontic Treatment Utilizing 3D Imaging

Leslie Miller, DDS Newsletter

Recent advances in technology, such as rotary instrumentation, ultrasonics, digital radiology, and the surgical operating microscope (SOM), have transformed the practice of endodontics. The use of three dimensional imaging…  

Treatment Considerations In Endodontics, Part 1

Leslie Miller, DDS Newsletter

The success of endodontic treatment hinges on the prevention of the spread of microorganisms or their toxins from the root canal space into the periradicular tissues. Residual microorganisms are capable of existing within the root canal system for years after treatment in multispecies biofilms.! Despite nutrient deprivation, a hostile environment and the presence of a functioning host immune system, these …

Endodontic Treatment For The Compromised Tooth

Leslie Miller, DDS Newsletter

The goal of endodontic therapy is to either prevent the establishment of periapical pathology by the removal of irreversibly inflammed pulp tissue or to reverse the course of existing apical periodontitis when the…  

Locating Canals in Endodontic Therapy

Leslie Miller, DDS Newsletter

The success of endodontic treatment is dependent upon the removal of irritants from within the root canal system. As the numbers of retreatments and the age of our patients has increased, the ability to locate…