Case Studies: Latest

Distance as a factor in treatment planning

By Dr Ken Serota| Posted March 16, 2014

When planning the best treatment approach for a patient all factors must be taken into account which include those that might preclude the patient from proceeding with the “ideal” approach.

Age and Timing of Pulp Extirpation as Major Factors Associated with Inflammatory Root Resorption in Replanted Permanent Teeth

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen| Posted March 11, 2014

Although the replantation of an avulsed permanent tooth is no longer a controversial technique the occurrence of external root resorption (ERR) must be considered when deciding on a treatment plan and proposing the various options to the patient. This paper determined that the patient’s age at the moment of trauma had a marked effect on the ERR prevalence and extension.

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.

Endodontic treatment of the maxillary first molar with five root canals – Three case reports

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen| Posted January 19, 2014

Three cases reporting a similar configuration on the pulp chamber floor with the presence of both a MP and DP canals are discussed. As the authors stated in the report “Although the incidence is low, possible variations in the most common anatomic configurations may be present and should be explored.”

Concentrated platelet-rich plasma used in root canal revascularization: 2 case reports

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen| Posted December 23, 2013

Two case reports of immature teeth with necrotic pulps treated with cPRP and their clinical and radiographic follow-up over 12 months. These cases, even though far from routine, illustrate the lengths to which the profession will go in order to retain the natural tooth.

Intentional Replantation of a Mandibular Incisor

By Dr. Pavel Cherkas| Posted December 18, 2013

A mandibular incisor with unhealed symptomatic apical periodontitis after initial non-surgical root canal treatment and two non-surgical retreatments was treated by intentional replantation after all treatment options were discussed. Six month and 2 year radiographs track the healing process.

Non-surgical Endodontic Retreatment

By Dr. Valery Baev| Posted December 8, 2013

Clinical decisions are made after considering multiple factors. In this case both the status of the existing crown and the visibly undertreated areas of the root canal led to the decision to undertake non-surgical retreatment through the crown.

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