Category: Periapical Lesion

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.

Role of Ultrasonography in Differentiating Facial Swellings of Odontogenic Origin

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted April 23, 2014

A study published in the April 2014 Journal of Endodontics undertook to determine “if ultrasound were more accurate than a blind incision for drainage procedure in locating purulence…”. The study compared clinical examination plus ultrasonography versus clinical examination alone in differentiating cellulitis from abscesses in patients with facial swelling of odontogenic origin.

Incidence of Cholesterol in Periapical Biopsies among Adolescent and Elderly Patients

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted December 11, 2013

Cholesterol clefts are common histologic findings in periapical biopsies and their highly significant incidence among elderly patients may be a possible cause for the lack of repair. Therefore clinicians should be aware of the risk for persistent lesions after endodontic treatment in elderly patients.

Evaluating the Periapical Status of Teeth with Irreversible Pulpitis by Using Cone-beam Computed Tomography Scanning and Periapical Radiographs

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted August 5, 2013

The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of apical periodontitis (AP) on individual roots of teeth with irreversible pulpitis viewed with periapical (PA) radiographs and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. The study highlighted the advantages of using CBCT for detecting AP lesions, especially in teeth with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis.