Antonis Chaniotis is an Endodontist practicing in Athens, Greece. He is one of the internet’s most famous dental educators and is passionate about teaching through the medium of video. He has a special interest in microsurgical endodontics, and the management of difficult endodontic anatomy. He gives us an insight into what it means to […]
This case was referred as the dentist could only find two canals. The upper second molar will sometimes have the mesiobuccal and distobuccal canals very close, and sometimes the split will occur well below a a single, larger orifice.
Ledges annoy me. Like crazy. I finally put something together on how to remove them. Enjoy!
Upper pre-molars present as a special case when they require endodontic treatment. They are skinny, weak teeth in their virgin form, and once a marginal ridge is lost, or endodontic access is performed, their resistance to fracture drops significantly. My opinion on these teeth is that the restorative needs trump the endodontic needs in the […]
This case was referred as the treating dentist was astute enough to recognise that while some lower second molars only have two canals, the majority will have at least three. Only one orifice was visible mesially. The mesial roots of lower second (and third) molars are often challenging to treat for a number of reasons. […]
There are a huge number of factors that can affect the outcome of endodontic therapy. Attempting to isolate these individual factors and determine the relative importance of each is something that has proven difficult or impossible in endodontic scientific literature. Ultimately, our primary aim is to allow our patients to keep their teeth for […]
I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted so I thought I’d show a case that caused me some trouble recently. The owner of this tooth had suffered a significant facial swelling and ended up in hospital. Fortunately, the swelling had subsided by the time I saw him and he was keen to […]
Welcome to the first Endospot Case of Note. This case is of a C-Shaped lower molar and I’ve tried my best to highlight the interesting aspects of the case, explain what can be seen using our diagnostic tools, and also how to treat these cases. As usual, I would love to hear your thoughts and […]
I had the opportunity during the Australian Dental Association Congress to get my hands on the new Self Adjusting File. It’s not yet available for purchase in Australia, but will be in a couple of months. The SAF comes in 21, 25, 31mm lengths and two widths. To be honest, there is a lot of […]
OK so a patient has come to see you complaining of toothache. It’s root canal time. You open up the lower right first molar and find a necrotic pulp. You’ve isolated well and done a nice endodontic preparation. Length is good and you’re happy with the sizes of your apical preps. You’ve been irrigating with […]