This clinical guide is a concise up-to-date resource that covers a wide range of endodontic procedures, including non-surgical root canal therapy, surgical root canal therapy, trauma care and the management of fractured teeth, apexification, apexogenesis, revascularization, regeneration, Cvek partial pulpotomy, root canal retreatment, and periapical surgery. The provision of numerous flowcharts, checklists, and advice on error avoidance for each procedure will assist in decision-making in daily practice. Scientific and clinical evidence regarding the use and efficacy of the different forms of treatment is summarized, and helpful information is also presented on instrumentation. The inclusion of exam questions will assist those preparing for endodontic examinations. A Primer on Endodontic Treatment will be of value for dental students, residents in training to become endodontists, endodontists, pediatric dentists, and established dentists.
Peter E. Murray, BSc (Hons), PhD (Endodontics and Oral Biology), is a Professor of Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. He has spent his career working as an endodontic researcher and instructor in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His research has been sponsored by endodontic associations, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and dental companies. Dr. Murray has published more than 150 articles, book chapters, and research abstracts. He has been instrumental in developing cutting-edge regenerative endodontic therapies that help to expand the scope of endodontics into healing and regeneration. In 2013, the American Association of Endodontists recognized the significance of Dr. Murray's contributions to the science and art of endodontology by honoring him with the Ralph F. Sommer Award.
Tooth anatomy and root canal morphology.- Cells and repair of the pulp dentin complex.- Microbiology in endodontic disease.- Pulpitis and immunoregulation.- Oral pathology, anatomy and facial space infections.- Diagnosis of endodontic disease.- Treatment planning.- Differential diagnosis and the medically compromised patient.- Causes and treatment of pain.- Diagnosis and treatment of traumatic injuries.- Pulp capping.- Root canal instrumentation procedures.- Irrigants and intracanal medicaments.- Sealing and root canal obturation procedures.- Regenerative endodontic procedures.- Diagnosing and Managing Root Resorption.- Periradicular Surgery and Repair.- Restoration and prosthodontic considerations.- Imaging.- Retreatments.- Antibiotics and pharmacology.