Small trial suggests limited benefit for occlusal reduction in endodontic treatment


Occlusal reduction is one possible technique to reduce postoperative pain in patients suffering from irreversible pulpitis and tenderness to percussion. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of this procedure Patients with irreversible pulpitis and mild tenderness to percussion without moderate-to-severe spontaneous pain underwent standardized root canal treatment (RoCT) performed by a [read the full story…]

What is the role of occlusal adjustment in periodontal treatment?

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The relationship between trauma from occlusion and periodontal disease has long been a area of discussion. Occlusal adjustment has been conducted routinely by some as part of procedures to control periodontal disease.  The aim of this review was to assess whether  there any evidence that occlusal adjustment as part of periodontal therapy provides additional benefit [read the full story…]