Regenerative endodontic treatment or MTA apical plug in teeth with pulp necrosis and open apices?

By Drs. Ken Hargreaves and Obadah Austah, Dept of Endodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - Ken Hargreaves, CC BY 3.0 us, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30784169

This review of regenerative endodontic treatment (RET) or mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) apical plug (MAP)in the treatment of teeth with pulp necrosis and open apices used broad inclusion criteria. 144 studies were identified suggesting promising outcomes. However the quality of the available evidence is very low and more high quality research is needed.

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Apical preparation for root canal treatment, how much is needed?

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In root canal treatment (RoCT) apical preparation is traditionally to three sizes larger than the first apical binding file (FABF) although some have argued for further enlargement.  The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different apical preparation sizes on the outcome of primary RoCT in mandibular first molars. Patients > 18 [read the full story…]