Specialist Questions

Category: Treatment Outcome

Does endodontic therapy cause cancer?

By Dr. Pavel Cherkas | Posted November 26, 2013

There are several very meticulous studies that have been performed to identify the pathological properties of lesions present in un-healed cases after endodontic treatment. None of them was identified as being malignant or pre-malignant.

Is there a need to use a Rubber Dam when placing a post after endodontic treatment has been completed?

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted November 22, 2013

In one study, when a rubber dam was used for post placement the success rate was 93.3%. When no rubber dam was used the success rate fell to 73.6%. The time required to place a rubber dam is so short as compared to the time necessary to carry out the endodontic treatment why risk a failure due to salivary contamination?

If CBCT has an impact on endodontic diagnosis, does it have a similar impact on treatment planning & treatment outcome?

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

The successful outcome of all dental treatment, not only endodontic, is dependent on many variables; however, the cornerstone to achieving success will always be the proper treatment plan based on an accurate diagnosis. The use of CBCT is a further enhancement in the dentist’s armamentarium to potentially improve the success rate for any treatment carried out.