Literature: Latest

Topics in Endodontics: Tooth Anatomy

By Dr Ken Serota | Posted April 12, 2013

The pendulum has swung; our elation at the availability of nickel-titanium instrumentation has hit the wall of the need for a far greater understanding and appreciation of the native root anatomy, not only of the specific tooth type, but of the epidemiologic mandate of the cohort under treatment.

Use and abuse of Antibiotics

By Dr Ken Serota | Posted March 28, 2013

The world of bugs and drugs is in an endless state of flux.

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.

Digital and Advanced Imaging in Endodontics: A Review

By Dr Ken Serota | Posted March 25, 2013

Recent improvements in digital radiographic imaging systems have introduced many potential benefits to endodontic practice. Instantaneous generation of high-resolution digital images; manipulation or processing of the captured image for enhanced diagnostic performance; lack of need to reexpose patients for potential retakes; lower dose compared with D-speed film with round collimation; ease of archiving, transmission, and long-distance consultation; lower turnaround times; reduction in time betweenexposure and image interpretation; and digital documentation of patient records are some of the advantages of digital radiography.

One- versus two-visit endodontic treatment of teeth with apical periodontitis: a histobacteriologic study.

By Dr Ken Serota | Posted February 27, 2013

As the authors state in the opening sentence of this paper: “The microbiological goals of the endodontic treatment of teeth with apical periodontitis are to reduce the microbial bioburden to levels compatible with periradicular tissue healing and to prevent microbial recolonization of the treated canal.”..