Category: Diagnosis

Effect of Ibuprofen on Masking Endodontic Diagnosis

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted July 9, 2014

Prior to undertaking any procedure the clinician must formulate a treatment plan based on an accurate assessment of the patient’s chief complaint. However, 64%–83% of patients with dental pain take analgesics before seeing a dentist. Read et al undertook a study “to examine the possible “masking” effect of ibuprofen on endodontic diagnostic tests.”

Apical resorption in teeth with periapical lesions: Correlation between radiographic diagnosis and SEM examination

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted November 6, 2013

Radiographic examination for diagnosing dental resorption is very limiting leading the authors to design this study to attempt to observe teeth with radiographically visible periapical lesions and correlate these routine radiographic findings to the topographical features of the root apex using SEM.

Endodontic and Other Dental Infections Related to Brain Abscess Formation

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted May 20, 2013

Dr. Mitchell Levine prepared this literature review for presentation to the graduate endodontic students at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and permitted its posting for the benefit of the members of The Endo Academy to enhance the understanding of the mechanisms involved that allow for dental and endodontic infections to metastasize to the brain.

Different Treatment Protocols for Different Pulpal and Periapical Diagnoses of 72 Cracked Teeth

By Dr Ken Serota | Posted April 14, 2013

Because people are living longer and more stressful lives, they are exposing their teeth to many more years of crack-inducing habits, such as clenching, grinding …

Analysis of Reasons for Extraction of Endodontically Treated Teeth: A Prospective Study

By Dr Ken Serota | Posted March 25, 2013

The endodontic implant algorithm remains one of the most important issues of the day. Far too many salvageable teeth are extracted and replaced with biomimetics, which remains an alternative, but not a panacea.