Problem Solving in Endodontics

Prevention, Identification and Management


  • James Gutmann, DDS, CertEndo, PhD(honoris causa), FACD, FICD, FADI, Professor Emeritus, Department of Restorative Sciences, Baylor College of Dentistry; the Texas A&M University System, Health Science Center, Dallas, TX, USA; Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics, Honorary Professor, School of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
  • Paul Lovdahl, DDS, MSD, FACD, FADI, Practice Limited to Endodontics, Sea Mar Community Health Center, Bellingham, WA, USA

Problem Solving in Endodontics, 5th Edition, by James L. Gutmann and Paul Lovdahl, offers updated techniques and an evidence-based approach to the most common procedures performed at chairside. Ideal for both endodontists and general dentists, this thoroughly revised reference combines the precision of quality endodontic care with achievable and pain-free outcomes for the patient. Each chapter has been carefully designed so that you'll quickly grasp the anatomy, the instruments needed, and what procedures should be performed -- all supplemented by boxed clinical case examples and tips. Going beyond problem solving, it also addresses the major issues in diagnostic, anatomic, restorative, periodontic, traumatic, and surgical aspects of tooth retention.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2010
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09510-5

Table of Contents

I. Problem Solving in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

1. Problem Solving in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

2. Problem Solving Techniques of Making Radiographic Images

3. Problem Solving in Interpretation of Dental Radiographic Images

4. Problem Solving in the Differential Diagnosis of Bony Defects Resulting From Pulpal and Periodontal Pathosis

5. Problem Solving in the Diagnosis of Treatment Failure

6. Problem Solving in the Diagnosis of Non-Odontogenic Pain

II. Problem Solving Treatment Procedures in Non-Surgical Root Canal Procedures

7. Problem Solving Challenges in Dentin Hypersensitivity and Vital Pulp Therapy

8. Problem Solving in Tooth Isolation, Access Openings and Identification of Orifice Locations

9. Problem Solving in Working Length Determination

10. Problem Solving Clinical Techniques in the Enlarging and Shaping of the Root Canal

11. Problem Solving in Cleaning and Disinfecting the Root Canal System

12. Problem Solving Challenges in Root Canal Obturation

13. Problem Solving Challenges in Compromised Roots, Root Canal Systems and Anatomical Deviations

14. Problem Solving Techniques for the Revision of Previous Root Canal Procedures

15. Problem Solving in the Management of Painful Tooth Emergencies

III. Problem Solving Treatment Procedures in Surgical Procedures

16. Problem Solving Challenges in Periapical Surgery

17. Problem Solving in the Management of Teeth with Subgingival Carious and Fractured Margins Including Radicular Defects

18. Problem Solving Challenges that Require Periradicular Surgical Intervention

IV. Problem Solving Issues in Adjunctive Dental Procedures

19. Problem Solving in the Management of Tooth Fractures and Traumatic Tooth Injuries

20. Problem Solving the Challenges Faced in the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth