Tooth Story #15: A Case of PCO…huh?

Tooth Story #15: A Case of PCO…huh?

This blog is about a case of PCO.  PCO stands for Pulp Canal Obliteration.  What does that mean? Well, PCO is usually a consequence of trauma.  Take a look above at this young girl’s radiograph. The girl had trauma about 8 years ago when she was hit in the face with a...
A Sinus Tract is a Dentist’s Best Friend

A Sinus Tract is a Dentist’s Best Friend

Last week I had a very upset patient. The reason? I was the second specialist that he was seeing for one tooth. See, this patient was actually referred to me by a Periodontist, and the patient was NOT happy that he had to have the same tooth evaluated AGAIN!! He was...
The Future of Endodontics: GentleWave Procedure

The Future of Endodontics: GentleWave Procedure

The field of endodontics has changed tremendously over the years, and a big change is about to come again. I remember in dental school being in awe of the microscope. I would watch the endo residents and wonder what were they seeing.  It didn’t make much sense to me...
Two Easy Fixes for Your Radiograph Troubles

Two Easy Fixes for Your Radiograph Troubles

Taking radiographs during a root canal can always be a challenge, and ensuring that you have proper isolation throughout the entire process is imperative.  I always suggest leaving the rubber dam in place while taking the x-ray, too. This can be cumbersome, but it is...
Video: The SLOB Rule Explained

Video: The SLOB Rule Explained

Today’s lesson is going to be about the SLOB rule. I want you to know WHEN to use the SLOB rule and really HOW to use the SLOB rule. Please check out the video to get a good demonstration, and then you can read the transcription below for back up. But I...

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