Results: 363

For: restorative dentistry

Cracked teeth: outcomes from endodontic treatment

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This review of outcomes following rooth canal treatment in cracked teeth included 4 small retrospective cohort studies which suggested an overall survival of 84.1% at 60 months.

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Endodontic treatment for compromised first permanent molars.

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This review of the clinical success rates of endodontic therapies used on compromised first permanent molar teeth in a child aged 16 and under included 11 studies. While good success rates are suggested for pulpotomy the limited evidence means definative conclusions cannot be drawn.

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Resin-retained bridges and oral health related quality of life

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3 small studies of limited quality were included in this review of changes in oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) after tooth replacement with resin-retained bridges. While the findings suggest significant improvement in OHRQoL the findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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Top Dental Elf Blogs Oct – Dec 2019

The Dental Elf brings you daily updates of evidence-based dentistry research

In October, November and December out most popular blogs were on Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation, local anaesthesia for root canal treatment and long or short dental implants fro restoration of the posterior jaw.

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Top Dental Elf Blogs Jul – Sep 2019

The Dental Elf brings you daily updates of evidence-based dentistry research

Pulpotomy of permanent teeth with irreversible pulpitis, the management of direct anticoagulant agents for invasive dental treatments and laser preparation of tooth surfaces for fissure sealant placement were out most popular blogs in July, August and September.

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Computerised local anaesthesia in paediatric patients

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This review ofwhether local computerised anaesthesia decreases the pain and disruptive behaviour in children when compared to conventional anaesthesia included 20 RCTs and suggested no diference between the two approaches.

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Dental implants: Long or short with bone augmentation in the posterior jaw?

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This review comparing outcomes between short (5-8 mm) and long implants (≥10 mm) with bone augmentation in the posterior jaw included 10 RCTs . The findings suggest no differences in outcomes at 1 year.

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Gag reflex management during dental treatment

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This update of a Cochrane review of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for the management of gagging in people undergoing dental treatment found very low-certainty evidence from four trials that was insufficient to conclude if there is any benefit of acupuncture, acupressure or laser at P6 point in reducing gagging and allowing successful completion of dental procedures.

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Dental Implant ‘drop out’ rates at 10 years – do they matter?

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Colin Levey takes a look at a systematic review assessing the 10-year survival of titanium roughened surface, solid screw dental implants in adults. 4 RCTs and 14 prospective studies) were included traditional analysis and sensitivity analysis taking into account missing data was conducted providing a more conservative estimate of survival and a broader prediction interval.

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Articaine: Is it the best local anaesthetic for teeth with irreversible pulpitis undergoing root canal treatment?

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5 systematic reviews were included in this umbrella review of whether articaine or lidocaine is the most appropriate local anaesthetic solution for teeth with irreversible pulpitis undergoing root canal treatment.

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