The Root Perforations Continue

The Root Perforations Continue

What do you do when you see a root perforation?  Does that usually mean “non-restorable” to you?  We learned before that the variables that affect a root perforation are TIME, SIZE and LOCATION.       The longer the perforation has been there, the worse...
MTA – Do You Do This in Your Practice?

MTA – Do You Do This in Your Practice?

One of my favorite things to teach in my online course “E-school” is MTA Vital Pulp Therapy.  I believe that every dentist should know how to do this. It is such a service for your patients!  It works really well on pediatric patients, but did you know...
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...
Endo Lesson: MB2s are Everywhere!

Endo Lesson: MB2s are Everywhere!

I am going to assume that you know this already, but this is such an important fact to emphasize — MB2s are everywhere. Through my time teaching, I still can’t believe that many dentists don’t know the true percentages of the presence of MB2s. When I ask my...
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...

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