Course Description: Can teeth with endodontic perforations be salvaged or are these teeth doomed to be removed? Dr. Ahmed Hashem gives hope that endodontic perforations can be treated. He defines endodontic perforations as mechanical or pathologic communications between the root canal system and the external tooth surface. Through a combination of literature review and clinical cases, Dr. Hashem explains how the prognosis of these defects is affected by multiple factors including position and size of the perforation, material used for repair and time lapsed until the repair. While short-term cases are interesting, Ahmed skillfully presents many long-term follows of five years or more, to illustrate successes on how best to treat these perforations.
Course Objectives:After completing this course participants should be able to:
Identify the causes, prevention, and prognosis of tooth perforations.
Discuss the different techniques and materials used to repair these defects.
Evaluate the contemporary evidence-based research about perforations.
Understand how best to treat endodontic perforations.