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Endodontic-Restorative Symbioses: Diagnosis and Treatment Endodontic-Restorative Symbioses: Diagnosis and Treatment

Author(s):

Sergio Rubinstein, DDS;Paul Bery, DDS

Date Added:

1/2/2007


Summary:

The success of endodontic treatment is comprised of proper diagnosis and treatment, which is easier to accomplish when the symptoms correlate to the clinical and radiographic findings. It is generally a more predictable treatment on anterior teeth as opposed to posterior teeth due to the number of canals and their internal configuration. A multidisciplinary approach has never been more essential to provide the patient with the best possible choices for treatment. Moreover, the general dentist and specialist must not only know what each member of the team must and is capable of doing, but such responsibilities are today being crossed over. Periodontists are modifying provisionals when dealing with acrylics and bonding for soft tissue preservation, especially when dealing with extractions and implant placement. Endodontists are utilizing various bonding techniques for the treatment and the sealing of the apex and canal. When modern implants were introduced, their placement was limited to oral surgeons, and shortly after periodontists were allowed to implement this practice. As techniques evolved, block and sinus grafts followed the same pattern. Today, even the general dentist has put into practice these modalities. Is there a reason why endodontists have not

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