ENDODONTIC OVERFILLS: GOOD? BAD? UGLY?

by Clifford J. Ruddle, D.D.S. Many dentists practice with the misconception overfills cause biological harm. Many receive misinformation that overfills cause clinical failure. Others have embraced preparation schemes that intentionally work short of the canal terminus due to the overfill myth. Certainly, this hasled to a variety of cleaning and …

A Failed Root Canal And A Dead Hollow Tree!

If you want to understand why root canal treatments may sometimes fail, imagine a tree that is dead with its softer core completely disintegrated leading into an empty space. It will not be so long before it gets populated by all sorts of squatters sheltering in that space! From tiny …

Failed Root Canal.

When root canal treatment works, it is a great treatment, a great way to save your tooth. However, in about 5% to 15% of the cases, a root canal or endodontic treatment will have failed. Root canal treatments do not wear out. Once they’re a success, they’re a permanent success. …

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