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Harty's Endodontics in Clinical Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 6th Edition

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Harty's Endodontics in Clinical Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 6th Edition

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This is a new edition of the now classic book which has established itself as a standard text for dental students.

  • Practical approach to the subject, taking the reader through every step of endodontic practice from scientific basis to patient assessment and through to clinical techniques

  • Evidence-based approach to ensure safe clinical practice

  • More than 250 illustrations, many in full colour, presenting clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner

  • A logical approach to the subject by building upon a clear explanation of the underlying scientific principles

  • Prepared by international contributors to ensure a wider appeal

  • Written at a level which is ideal for dental student, general and vocational dental practitioners
  • Includes new imaging techniques such as Cone Beam Computed Tomography

  • A new chapter on diagnosis, integral to treatment planning, patient management and care

  • Recent research findings on the pathogenesis of endodontic disease and the management of persistent infection in previously treated teeth

  • A completely rewritten chapter on the restoration of endodontically treated teeth

  • Newer treatment modalities and materials such as regenerative techniques and Mineral Trioxide Aggregate in endodontics

  • The use and development of NiTi instruments, both hand and rotary, which are increasingly popular for preparing root canals

  • Published for the first time in full colour with over 185 new images!

1 Introduction & overview

Summary

Introduction

Modern endodontics

Scope of endodontics

Role of microorganisms

Tissue response to root canal infection

Quality assurance

Recent developments

Learning outcomes

References

2 General and systemic aspects of endodontics

Summary

Introduction

Differential diagnosis of dental pain

Maxillary sinus

Systemic disease and endodontics

Use of antibiotics in endodontics

Control of pain and anxiety

British National Formulary

Learning outcomes

References

3 Diagnosis

Summary

Introduction

History

Examination

Investigations

Differential diagnosis

Restorability

Treatment options

Specific endodontic treatment options

Learning outcomes

References

4 Pulp space anatomy & access cavities

Summary

Introduction

Nomenclature

Accessory and lateral canals

Location of apical foramina

Variations in pulp space anatomy

Effects of irritation dentine on pulp space

Pulp space anatomy and access cavities

Pulp space anatomy of primary teeth

Apical closure

Learning outcomes

References

5 Maintaining dental pulp vitality

Summary

Introduction

Pulp-dentine complex

Pulp response to irritants

Pulpal irritants

Management of deep caries

Management of pulp exposure

Regenerative developments

Pulp response and maintaining pulp vitality

Learning outcomes

References

6 Instrumentation in endodontics

Summary

Introduction

Basic instrument pack

Rubber dam

Instruments for access cavity preparation

Instruments for root canal preparation

Devices to determine working length

Irrigant delivery devices

Instruments for retrieving broken instruments and posts

Instruments for filling root canals

Storage and sterilization of endodontic instruments

Loupes, fibre-optic lights and operating microscopes

Learning outcomes

References

7 Preparation of the root canal system

Summary

Introduction

Gaining access to the root canals

Working length determination

Root canal irrigation

Instrumentation techniques

Controversies in root canal cleaning and shaping

Learning outcomes

References

8 Intracanal medication

Summary

Introduction

History

Rationale and overview of applications

Microbiology of endodontic infections

Antimicrobial agents

Resistance of oral microbes to medicaments

Concept of predictable disinfection in endodontics

Induction of hard tissue formation

Pain of endodontic origin

Exudation and bleeding

Root resorption

Tissue distribution of medicaments

Tissue toxicity and biological considerations

Suggested clinical procedures

Learning outcomes

References

9 Root canal filling

Summary

Introduction

Canal anatomy

Access and canal preparation

Criteria for filling

Materials used to fill root canals

Sealers

Smear layer

Gutta-percha

Other methods of root canal filling

Coronal restoration

Follow-up

Treatment outcome

Learning outcomes

References

10 Surgical endodontics

Summary

Introduction

Treatment choices

Indications for periradicular surgery

Preoperative assessment

Surgical kit

Surgical technique

Periradicular surgery of particular teeth

Repair of perforation

Replantation/transplantation

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Bun San Chong, BDS, MSc., PhD, LDS RCS(Eng), FDS RCS(Eng), FDS RCS(Edin), MFGDP(UK), MRD, FHEA, Specialist in Endodontics, Professor of Restorative Dentistry/Honorary Consultant, Endodontic Lead & Director, Postgraduate Endodontics, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
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