Category: Diagnosis

Just a Little Help from Our Friends

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted May 18, 2015

Both the need for correct diagnosis in order to establish a viable treatment plan and the suggestion that when faced with a diagnostic conundrum, reaching out to fellow practitioners will often help solve the mystery at hand are discussed.

Endodontic Diagnosis: A case discussion – Part 1

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted March 22, 2015

Proper diagnosis is the cornerstone on which our patients rely when trying to decide whether or not to proceed with the options given them by their dentist.

Diagnosis enhanced by detective work

By Dr. Valery Baev | Posted February 7, 2014

All the pertinent pieces of the diagnostic puzzle must be in place before conclusions and a treatment plan can be decided upon. In this case deep caries and a radiographic lesion, which are commonly associated with pulp disease, were offset by clinical tests that were within the range of normal.

The use of limited cone beam computed tomography in the diagnosis and management of invasive cervical resorption.

By Dr Emanuele Ambu | Posted October 16, 2013

The differential diagnosis between invasive cervical resorption and internal root resorption is often very difficult using conventional radiographs. Two cases are presented that describe the use of CBCT in the diagnosis and treatment planning of ICR.

Riddle me this young Endude or Dudette!!

By Dr Ken Serota | Posted April 14, 2013

“In diagnosis think of the easy first.” Martin H. Fischer

Morphologic Micro–Computed Tomography Analysis of Mandibular Premolars with Three Root Canals

By Dr Ken Serota | Posted April 11, 2013

While NOT a true case study in the classical sense, it is nonetheless a reminder that every case begins with a thorough and extensive knowledge of the root canal anatomy. The root canal space has been codified by insurance needs into “n” canals and in many cases, consultants […]

Snap, Crackle, Pop

By Dr Ken Serota | Posted April 10, 2013

Diagnosing a cracked tooth is difficult. Telling your patient they may lose the tooth can be tramatic for them. A Patient Information sheet from the ADA may help.