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Classifying Cracked Teeth. Operation Complex Part II

CRACKED TEETH: Classification Cracked teeth can be one of the most complex, confusing and frustrating dental problems we face in every day practice. Its estimated in general practice that at least one patient per week presents with symptoms relating to a cracked or fractured tooth.¬† Accurate diagnosis and correct management are obviously the crucial steps […]

Viral Pulpitis. This Would Have to Hurt…..

  We usually blame bacteria for causing pulpitis but………. This patient complained of severe irreversible pulpitis symptoms for four days, which were only just starting to settle. She couldn’t isolate to either the upper second premolar or molar. Her dentist had extirpated the molar but symptoms hadn’t changed. Pulp testing showed the premolar was also […]

Pulp Testing – An Endodontist’s Best Friend

Back when I was working as an Endodontist with the Australian Navy, I often mentored newly graduated dentists. There was an interesting interaction between us that would often occur. The junior dentist would come into my surgery with a question about diagnosis. They would explain a set of symptoms and then show me a radiograph. […]

Simple Guide to Pulpal and Periapical Diagnosis Part 1

In this post, we discuss a simple and practical method of classifying pulpal pathology that can be used in practice on a daily basis. For the new and updated Endospot Podcast, go to the Podcast Page. Listen to the episode here (12 minutes):The Endospot Episode 2 | Simple Guide to Pulpal and Periapical Diagnosis Part […]