Problem Solving in Endodontics, 5th Edition, by James L. Gutmann and Paul Lovdahl, offers updated techniques and an evidence-based approach to the most common procedures performed at chairside. Ideal for both endodontists and general dentists, this thoroughly revised reference combines the precision of quality endodontic care with achievable and pain-free outcomes for the patient. Each chapter has been carefully designed so that you'll quickly grasp the anatomy, the instruments needed, and what procedures should be performed -- all supplemented by boxed clinical case examples and tips. Going beyond problem solving, it also addresses the major issues in diagnostic, anatomic, restorative, periodontic, traumatic, and surgical aspects of tooth retention. Provides chairside guidance for the endodontic procedures most commonly performed by endodontists and general dentists. Entire text has expanded concepts that are verified in new drawings and clinically relevant cases. Integrates new technologies and materials into every chapter that when applied result in predictable and optimal outcomes. Establishes clear parameters for the retention of teeth. Correlates optimal patient outcomes with an evidence-based approach. Reflects the practical expertise of renowned endodontics authority and past President of the AAE, Dr. James Gutmann, and endodontics specialist, Dr. Paul Lovdahl. Every chapter has been completely rewritten, and concepts have been integrated for quick recognition, understanding and application to common, everyday challenges. The Surgery section has been expanded with new case studies, and more in-depth coverage of indications and applications for surgeries, such as crown-lengthening technique, periradicular surgery to manage perforations and resorptive defects, and other endodontically-related problems. The approach of this text is to teach the clinician how to recognize and analyze the problems encountered and to synthesize the data for realistic and successful outcomes. To help you make the best clinical decisions, this edition contains new chapters and new sections on diagnosis and treatment planning that presents crucial information on Radiographic Images, Differential Diagnosis of Bony Defects, Diagnosis of Treatment Failure, and Diagnosis of Non-odontogenic Pain. Retains a succinct, user-friendly format with a new design that includes hundreds of NEW high-quality clinical photos and art. Offers broader coverage of tooth trauma with established treatment planning outcomes. ALL references are updated and annotated in the text. Provides a practical, problem-solving approach with new chapters on: radiographic technique and interpretation; impact of pulp disease on the periodontium and vice versa; treatment failure and tooth retention; how to differentiate problems of pulp/periodontium from those that are non-odontogenic in nature; vital pulp therapy; and more.
This latest edition continues to focus on those areas in endodontics that present the most difficulty in successful diagnosis and treatment. Key topics such as locating and negotiating fine and calcified canals, canal cleaning and shaping, root canal obturation, nonsurgical root canal retreatment, and management of endodontic emergencies are addressed in a systematic, problem-solving manner that stresses prevention of problems in treatment, identification of problems already present or occurring during the course of treatment, and management of such problems once they are recognized.
This new edition continues to focus on those areas in endodontics that present the most difficulty in successful diagnosis and treatment. Key areas such as locating and negotiating fine and calcified canals, canal cleaning and shaping, root canal obturation, non-surgical root canal retreatment, and management of endodontic emergencies are addressed in a systematic, problem-solving manner which stresses prevention of problems in treatment, identification of problems already present or occurring during the course of treatment, and management of such problems once they are recognized. All common problems are addressed, and solutions are provided in a step-by-step fashion.
The latest edition of this popular book continues to provide a highly visual step-by-step guide to the practical management of a wide variety of presentations seen in clinical dental practice. Containing over 350 high-quality photographs, line artworks and tables, Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry is written in an easy-to read ‘how to’ style and contains a large number of real life clinical cases carefully presented to maximise learning outcomes for the reader. Covering all core aspects of practice, Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry, 3rd editionwill be of value to all general dental practitioners, both qualified and in training. More than 350 colour illustrations, artworks and tables present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner Designed to help the reader reorganise their knowledge into a clinically useful format Explores treatment alternatives and evaluates their advantages and disadvantages Integrates material from all the dental specialties in order to cover the full range of problems which will be seen in practice Practical approach to the subject makes learning especially easy Includes ten completely new problems, making the book almost twice as long as the first edition! All the chapters have been completely revised to account for new national guidelines, changes in legislation and advances in treatment Additional topics include Down’s syndrome, bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis, headache and child protection
The problems arising from root canals in the daily clinical practice of dentistry can often be difficult and time-consuming to solve. Here a team from one leading centre of dental excellence provides detailed and highly illustrated guidance to these difficult areas and how to manage the problems that they often pose.
This book is a guide to proven, current clinical endodontic practice. It is designed, primarily, with the undergraduate readership in mind but is also suitable for anyone pursuing specialist training, including extended skills in endodontics, and general dental practitioners undertaking CPD, or wishing to keep up-to-date. The seventh edition is available with an online question bank containing MCQs and Clinical Cases. Practical approach to the subject, taking the reader through every step of endodontic practice from its scientific basis to patient assessment and through to clinical techniques Helpful pedagogic features – including Learning Outcomes and Summary Boxes – help reinforce learning International experts and contributors help ensure good coverage and currency of information Explores areas of debate when they exist to reflect differing approaches to treatment intervention Explains the potential impact of systemic conditions and disorders, as well as medications, on endodontic treatment planning and management Discusses the diagnosis of orofacial pain and the appropriate use of antibiotics and analgesics Explores the maintenance of pulp vitality and the prevention of apical periodontitis in the context of operative dentistry Provides an overview of instruments and devices used during endodontic treatment Describes the fundamental principles of canal filling using gutta-percha, as well as the use of alternative materials, and newer root filling techniques Discusses the management of dental trauma with emphasis on accurate diagnosis, timely and appropriate treatment, and follow-up Explores the interface between endodontic-periodontal disease in the context of diagnosis, treatment and prognostic assessment Discusses common challenges such as inadequate pain control and problems with preparation and filling of the root canal system Written at a level which is ideal for dental students, general dental practitioners and those pursuing specialist training or seeking to keep up-to-date Comes with access to an online question bank containing a wide range of MCQs and Clinical Cases to help reinforce learning! Richly illustrated with over 80 colour artworks – many created by the Gray’s Anatomy illustration team – and 350 photographs, many of which are previously unpublished Explores advances in our understanding of the role of microorganisms in the pathogenesis of pulpal and periradicular diseases and the role of host defence response against root canal infection Explores the use of newer imaging techniques such as three-dimensional tomography in determining pulp space anatomy and in treatment planning Explains recent advances in material technology, molecular biology and regenerative medicine in the management of deep caries and maintenance of pulp vitality Explores the effective use of existing and newer chemomechanical preparation techniques and intracanal medication for thorough root canal system decontamination Explores advances in the techniques available for restoring endodontically treated teeth
This lavishly illustrated, practical guide to endodontic treatment covers the latest developments in instrumentation and filling techniques. Ideal for all dental practitioners involved in endodontic therapy [root canal treatment], this new edition has been fully updated throughout and now includes a new author team from the Eastman Dental Institute. Practical approach to the subject takes the reader through every step of the clinical procedures from patient assessment to specific problem solving More than 1500 superb illustrations, including colour coded algorithms, present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner Offers sensible ‘best practice’ routes through often conflicting approaches to treatment A full chapter on radiography emphasises its importance in both diagnosis and treatment Includes a chapter on the avoidance of litigation Written at a level which ensures a wide appeal to the general dental practitioner and those commencing specialist training Includes discussion of the 3D imaging of root canal systems using microCT Discusses the use of NiTi instruments, both hand and rotary, which are used by an increasing proportion of dentists Learning outcomes stated at the start of each chapter help the readers plan their study
Clinical Problem Solving in Periodontics and Implantology - a new title in the successful Churchill Livingstone’s Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry series - provides a highly visual step-by-step guide to the practical management of a wide variety of clinical problems commonly seen in practice. Containing over 400 high-quality photographs, many in full colour, the book is written in an easy-to read ‘how to’ style and contains a large number of real life clinical cases carefully presented to maximise learning outcomes for the reader. Covering the core aspects of practice, Clinical Problem Solving in Periodontics and Implantology will be of value to all undergraduate dental students and those embarking on post-graduate training in periodontology and implantology. More than 400 colour illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner Contains ‘practical tips’, ‘how to’ boxes and other useful aide-mémoires Practical approach to the subject makes learning especially easy Designed to help the reader organise their knowledge into a clinically useful format Explores treatment alternatives and evaluates their advantages and disadvantages Practical approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
Get all the review and testing practice you need to pass the NBDE Part II! Providing the most up-to-date information on the biomedical and dental sciences addressed in Part II of the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) — including Endodontics, Operative Dentistry, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery and Pain Control, Oral Diagnosis, Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Patient Management, Periodontics, Pharmacology, and Prosthodontics — this complete exam review features an easy-to-use outline format that mirrors the topic progression of the NBDE. Plus, it’s loaded with informative examples and illustrations, endless practice questions reflecting the latest question types, and customizable testing modes to ensure you are fully prepared to tackle every aspect of Part II of the NBDE! Easy-to-use outline format organizes essential data and key points in a clean, streamlined fashion. Exam-based progression of topics presents sections and topics in the same order as they appear on the actual exam. Practice exams with approximately 450 questions appear at the end of the book along with the correct answers and rationales. Approximately 400 diagrams and photographs provide visual evidence to support key biomedical and dental topics. Tables and text boxes provide supplementary information and emphasize important data from the text. NEW! Online resources on the companion Evolve website include: Database of exam questions Timed practice exams Custom test generator to mimic the NBDE II Sample cases Answers and rationales Downloadable apps NEW! Practice and testing modes for NBDE II review allow you to test yourself via category or in a testing format that allows you to create an unlimited number of unique practice tests with instant feedback. UPDATED! New test items types in practice exams include multiple correct answer, extended matching, and answer ordering question types that are found on the latest NBDE exam from the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE).
Complex endodontic problems that require further work on the part of the clinician can be time-consuming and problematic. This highly illustrated text, from one of the authors of the very successful Endodontics: Problem-Solving in Clinical Practice, tackles these difficult aspects and guides the practitioner through the problems and procedures involved. The only monograph on this specific problem area, Advanced Endodontics will be of interest to endodontists, general dental practitioners with a special interest in endodontics, and postgraduates in restorative and endodontic specialties.