Endodontic Retreatment: Achieving Success the Second Time
Endodontic Retreatment, Part 1: Achieving Success the Second Time
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Course Description: Dr. Brett Gilbert may just have the answers that make us pause and reconsider the quick condemnation of endodontically treated teeth that have post treatment disease. After all, it is easy to point to a radiolucency and offer a dental implant as the “obvious” solution. But is it?
In Part I of this 2-part series, Brett teaches us what can be expected with endodontic success and how, in turn, we can evaluate teeth with continued apical disease. What is the etiology? Are all bugs the same? Given different clinical situations, Dr. Gilbert gives us the tools to make reasonable predications as to the success of retreatment and how best to go about it. By the end of this lecture, we have a greater understanding of the multitude of irritants that challenge endodontic success and which steps are necessary to improve treatment outcomes. A test will be administered at the end of this course to verify successful completion.
Course Objectives: After completion of this course the participant should be able to:
Evaluate previously root canal treated teeth for success and failure.
Understand the bacterial etiology and pathogenesis of post treatment disease, and the prognosis for retreatment.
Recognize the clinical etiologies that contribute to post treatment disease