This special eBook from Compendium puts the spotlight on two articles on endodontics. A continuing education (CE) article describes techniques for placement of posts, along with explaining the equally important decision not to place a post, depending on the case. The second article presents a case report on a multidisciplinary approach to the management of a mandibular first molar with an additional distolingual root (radix entomolaris) and grade III cervical enamel projection.
CE: Handling Posts and Cores for Successful Endodontic Cases Joseph Chikvashvili, DDS
Techniques for placement of posts—or the equally important decision not to place a post—depend on the particular conditions of each unique case. The best option is to aim for the most conservative access, while determining whether a pre-fabricated or fiber post is ideal. The author concludes that providing the most optimal patient care is accomplished by careful decision-making before, during, and after root canals and other endodontic treatments. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
Salvaging a Periodontally Compromised and Endodontically Involved Three-Rooted Mandibular First Molar With Cervical Enamel Projection J. Sylvia Western, MDS; Vivek Vijay Gupta, MDS; and Srinivas Sulugodu Ramachandra, MDS
This case report describes the management of a mandibular first molar with an additional distolingual root (radix entomolaris) and grade III cervical enamel projection through a multidisciplinary approach. Diagnosis for the case was endodontic-periodontal lesion due to non-vitality and associated advanced periodontal destruction.