CURRENT LITERATURE

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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).

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 April 24, 2015

Post-treatment pain is a consequence that can create increased anxiety and foster poor relations between practitioners and their patients who expect that the treatment they received was to eliminate their discomfort, not to prolong it.

This study published in the May 2015 issue of the Journal of Endodontics compares the incidence and intensity of postoperative pain after use of a reciprocating system and a rotary system to prepare root canals.

Influence of Demographics on Patients’ Receipt of Endodontic Therapy or Implant Placement – Updated

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted March 31, 2015

Reese et al found that demographic attributes and insurance status significantly affect the patient’s choice between root canal treatment or implant placement. Our short survey found that close to 60% of the dentists who responded felt that their patients were also affected by demographic attributes and insurance status when deciding between root canal therapy and implant placement.

Shaping Ability of 4 Different Single-file Systems in Simulated S-shaped Canals

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted January 8, 2015

Within the parameters of this study the authors found the following: Both reciprocating files showed a marked tendency to straighten the S-shaped canals, whereas F360 and OneShape (ed. The Zone) files maintained the original canal curvatures well; files that are less tapered seem to be more favorable; OneShape and Reciproc were shown to be faster than WaveOne and F360; and WaveOne and Reciproc should be used with care in canals with severe curvature.

Anesthetic Comparisons of 4% Concentrations of Articaine, Lidocaine, and Prilocaine as Primary Buccal Infiltrations of the Mandibular First Molar: A Prospective Randomized, Double-blind Study

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted December 14, 2014

Obtaining profound anesthesia is one of the basic tenents of good endodontic practise. “Studies have shown the superiority of 4% articaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine over 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine when used as a primary buccal infiltration of the mandibular first molar.” To help determine the role of concentration in the increased efficacy of 4% articaine the authors of this paper compared “the pulpal anesthesia obtained with 4% concentrations of articaine, lidocaine, and prilocaine formulations as primary buccal infiltrations of the mandibular first molar.”

Comparison of Conventional and New-generation Nickel-Titanium Files in Regard to Their Physical Properties

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted November 21, 2014

Tsujimoto et al report on their research that tested the hypothesis “that the new-generation NiTi file materials would be superior in cyclic fatigue resistance compared with conventional materials.”

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.