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Endodontic Therapy

Key Features

  • More than 1,000 illustrations demonstrate techniques, procedures, and follow-up results.
  • Discussions of drug therapy include coverage of non-steroidal, antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Information on emergency treatment includes emergency treatment for patients in pain, teeth with abscesses, and treating flare-ups of infection.
  • Retreatment and restoration of the endodontically treated tooth are addressed.
  • Case studies illustrate endodontic-orthodontic relationships.
  • Non-surgical alternatives to routine endodontic treatment are included.
  • The simple, concise language makes difficult topics easy to understand.
  • Up-to-date reference lists presented at the end of each chapter direct readers to additional literature on each topic and offer validity for all the concepts presented.
  • The author is well-recognized, highly respected, and known for his practical, almost anecdotal approach to endodontics.

New to this Edition

  • Content has been completely updated, reorganized, and condensed to include only the most relevant information.
  • Case studies including accompanying radiographs that go as far back as 25 years follow up.
  • New changes and procedures address the problems associated with AIDS.
  • Extensive coverage is included on the many new instruments introduced over the past 5 years.
  • Discussions reflect advances in the areas of: injections, the use of calcium hydroxide, calculation of working length, warm gutta-percha, and the reduction of cross-contamination.
  • Material that general dentists are not looking for in an endodontics book has been deleted, such as the science behind the practice.
  • The overall design is now more visually appealing.

Table of Contents

1. Basis for successful endodontics 2. Diagnosis and treatment planning 3. Endodontic emergency treatment 4. Access cavity preparation and initiating treatment 5. Intracanal treatment procedures, basic and advanced topics 6. Calculation of working length 7. Canal filling with semisolid materials 8. Solid-core canal filling materials: theory, technique, and re-treatment 9. Periapical surgery 10. Root amputations 11. Endodontic-periodontal problems 12. Endodontic-orthodontic relationships 13. Microbiology of endodontics 14. Alternatives to routine endodontic treatment 15. Restoration of the endodontically treated tooth 16. Endodontic timetables 17. Drug therapy useful in endodontics

Author Information

By Franklin S. Weine, DDS, MSD, Professor Emeritus, Loyola University, Chicago, IL; Formerly Professor and Director, Post-Graduate Endodontics, Loyola University School of Dentistry, Maywood, IL; Visiting Professor of Endodontics, Osaka Dental University, Osaka, Japan; Private Practice, Olympia Fields, IL