Those Pesky Lateral Canals

Those Pesky Lateral Canals

Lateral canals — they are so easy to forget about as a potential culprit for root canal failure. When teeth don’t act right, we need to think outside of the box. It’s easy to blame a crack or even a missed canal, but what about a lateral canal?  I forget about...
Endo Quick Tip: What to do with Bent Files

Endo Quick Tip: What to do with Bent Files

Sometimes I feel like I get all of the calcified cases out there.  And you know what that means? It means that I use up and ruin all of my hand files, and that’s just not fair!  Just kidding, but this overuse of files has made me crafty and resourceful. So, I want to...
A Case of a Horizontal Root Fracture

A Case of a Horizontal Root Fracture

One of the most difficult traumatic injuries to diagnose and treat is the horizontal root fracture.  I think it’s pretty confusing, if you ask me. Many times with a horizontal root fracture, the treatment is actually to do NOTHING.  I usually give a horizontal root...
Video: Retreatment vs. Apico

Video: Retreatment vs. Apico

This week’s question is “Retreatment versus the apico – which to use, and when?” Watch my video explanation, and you can also read below. But definitely check out the case images in the video.   Video transcript: Do you ever have trouble...
Holy Lesion, Batman! (Graphic Content)

Holy Lesion, Batman! (Graphic Content)

WARNING: This case has GRAPHIC CONTENT You ever have a lesion that is just humungous on the radiograph and even bigger on the CBCT?  Well, I feel like I am getting them all the time now. Or maybe it’s just that I see them more often with my CBCT. Well, here is a case...

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