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Referred Pain…You Sneaky Bas****!

As an endodontist I see referred pain all the time.  And it is my job to make sure that I confirm a diagnosis before I ever begin.  Both patients and referring dentists can get irritated when I insist on re-evaluating the patient before I start treatment.  Well, I...

Referred Pain…You Sneaky Bas****!

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...

Tooth Story #15: A Case of PCO…huh?

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...

A Sinus Tract is a Dentist’s Best Friend

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...

The Future of Endodontics: GentleWave Procedure

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...

Two Easy Fixes for Your Radiograph Troubles

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 encourage...

Video: The SLOB Rule Explained

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