This book serves as a clinical guide to help the practitioner improve endodontic treatment outcomes.
It focuses on the various factors affecting the prognosis of endodontic treatments and on their impact on short-term and long-term results.
The text incorporates up-to-date knowledge, techniques and treatment protocols. Each chapter has been carefully chosen to address either foundational knowledge or a select aspect of endodontic treatment. The authors analyse the knowledge accumulated from a large number of outcome studies and provide the reader with a critical appraisal indicating the strengths and weaknesses of those studies.
This information is then used to make recommendations on how to predict the outcome of the intended treatment.
The authors emphasize that the endodontic prognosis is a multifactorial phenomenon, underscoring how various factors, singularly and in combination, influence the treatment outcome.
Readers are provided with tools to successfully assess the prognosis of the proposed treatment at the outset and to execute the planned treatment focused on optimal outcome.
This second edition capitalises on the book’s
position as the major scientific treatise in
the field. It addresses the scientific basis of
endodontology rather than majoring on
didactic methods of treatment. The second
edition adopts a strengthened approach
to the systematic analysis of the available
clinical and laboratory evidence.
The definitive endodontics reference,
Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp is known
for its comprehensive coverage of
leading-edge information, materials
and techniques. It examines all aspects
of endodontic care, from preparing the
clinician and patient for treatment to
the role the endodontist can play in the
treatment of traumatic injuries.
This volume offers readers a pragmatic approach to endodontic therapy for permanent molars, based on up-to-date evidence.
All chapters were written by experts in the field, and focus on preparation for treatment, vital pulp therapy, access cavity preparation, root canal shaping, outcome assessment, retreatment, apical surgery, and specific aspects of restorations for root canal-treated molars.
The role of micro-CT data in visualizing canal anatomy is compared to cone beam CT, and detailed information on current clinical tools, such as irrigation adjuncts and engine-driven preparation tools is provided.
Important steps are illustrated in clinical photographs and radiographs, as well as by schematic diagrams. Tables and check boxes highlight key points for special attention, and clinical pitfalls. Guiding references are provided.
Performing molar endodontics is often a daunting prospect, regardless of the practice setting. This is where “Molar Endodontics” is an ideal source of guidance for practitioners.
Special devices and recent innovations in apex locators and nickel-titanium instruments have, however, made procedures significantly easier and more practical for non-specialists.
This book will help conscientious clinicians to master molar endodontics with well-described and established clinical methods.