This Compendium eBook offers a continuing education (CE) article that reviews the application of selective anesthesia and presents cases in which these techniques were used to facilitate the accurate diagnosis of endodontic disease.This eBook also includes an endodontic case report focusing on the placement of a translucent, multi-tiered passive post in the treatment of a mandibular right first pre-molar with irreversible pulpitis. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: The Use of Selective Anesthesia in Endodontic Diagnosis Brooke Blicher, DMD; and Rebekah Lucier Pryles, DMD
This CE article proposes a diagnostic protocol for pain that may or may not be odontogenic. As the authors explain, pain is often difficult to localize, as patients experience radiating pain, not distinguished between the maxillary and mandibular arches. They may also report referral of pain to the ear, neck, and temple. According to the authors, local anesthetics can not only provide immediate pain relief, but they may also serve as a diagnostic aid. The process by which local anesthetics are used in this manner is referred to as “selective anesthesia.” Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost:$0 Provider:AEGIS Publications, LLC
Root Canal Treatment and Translucent Post Placement Gavin Harrell, DDS
This article features an endodontic case report focusing on the placement of a translucent, multi-tiered passive post in the treatment of a mandibular right first pre-molar with irreversible pulpitis. This successful treatment helped to maintain a long-term patient relationship of more than 2 decades.