Category: Non Surgical Rct

Comparison of the Effect of Root Canal Preparation by Using WaveOne and ProTaper on Postoperative Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted June 26, 2015

In the May 2015 issue of the Journal of Endodontics Nekkoofar et al reported on a randomized clinical trial that studied postoperative pain following endodontic instrumentation comparing a reciprocating system (Wave One) and a system that utilizes full rotation (ProTaper).

Effect of ProTaper Universal, Endoflare, Revo-S, HyFlex Coronal Flaring Instruments, and Gates Glidden Drills on Crack Formation

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted October 5, 2014

Coronal flaring during the initial stages of root canal preparation is an accepted technique with many advantages. In a paper published in the October 2014 issue of the Journal of Endodontics, Arslan et al set out to evaluate crack formation caused by four coronal flaring nickel titanium instruments and gates glidden drills.

A Panoramic Survey of Air Force Basic Trainees: How Research Translates into Clinical Practice

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted July 27, 2014

A young adult population, like those evaluated in this study, should have the best chance of receiving ideal endodontic treatment. This paper evaluated 35,811 panoramic radiographs of United States Air Force inductees and the correlation between best practices and actual treatment rendered is disheartening.

Effectiveness of different intracanal irrigation techniques in removing intracanal paste medicaments

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted May 26, 2014

In non-surgical multi-visit endodontic procedures the placement of medication for bacterial control and/or pain relief is a common treatment approach. But prior to obturation this medication must be removed so as not to interfere with the placement of the final obturation of the canal. Various irrigation techniques and different medications were studied. The authors found that the position of the irrigational needle and the type of medicament used are key factors which influence the effectiveness of irrigation in removing medicaments.

Shrinkage of Backfill Gutta-percha upon Cooling

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted April 27, 2014

One goal of non-surgical endodontics is sealing the root canal space hermetically and gutta-percha is still the main filling material of choice. In a paper published in the May 2014 issue of the Journal of Endodontics Lottanti, Tauböck and Zehnder investigated the “shrinkage of gutta-percha used for the backfilling procedure under clinically relevant conditions.”

To compare and contrast maintenance of root canal geometry using rotary NiTi systems – An in vitro study

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted January 24, 2014

Original research published in the June 2013 issue of Endodontology found that OneShape (The Zone) instruments were found to have better control than WaveOne and ProTaper over the root canal geometry and deviation after preparation of the root canal system as instructed by the manufacturer.

Efficacy of preoperative ibuprofen on the success of inferior alveolar nerve block in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis: a randomized clinical trial

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted October 9, 2013

Control of patient discomfort during endodontic treatment is paramount to successful treatment. The present study was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial that concluded preoperative oral administration of IBU significantly improved the efficacy of IANB in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis.