Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

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

Details

No. of pages:
312
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780702031564
Electronic ISBN:
9780702060861

About the editors

Bun San Chong

Bun San Chong BDS MSC PhD LDS RCS FDS RCS MFGDP MRD Dr Chong received his dental education from University College London Dental School and Guy’s Hospital. He has been associated with Guy’s Hospital, now part of King’s College London, since 1988, where he is involved with the training of future specialists. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Endodontic Journal and Editor-in-Chief (UK) of ENDO – Endodontic Practice Today. Dr Chong is registered with the General Dental Council (UK) as a Specialist in Endodontics and has been in practice limited to endodontics in Wimpole Street, London since 1990. He has published numerous scientific papers, written a book for general dentists - Managing Endodontic Failure in Practice (available in English, Polish, Dutch, German and Chinese) and contributed to four other major publications - Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice; Self-Assessment Picture Tests in Dentistry: Endodontics; Pathways In Practice, Faculty of General Dental Practitioners, Royal College of Surgeons of England; Introduction to Dentistry, British Dental Trade Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist in Endodontics Professor of Restorative Dentistry/Honorary Consultant Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry Queen Mary, University of London UK.

Bun San Chong

Bun San Chong BDS MSC PhD LDS RCS FDS RCS MFGDP MRD Dr Chong received his dental education from University College London Dental School and Guy’s Hospital. He has been associated with Guy’s Hospital, now part of King’s College London, since 1988, where he is involved with the training of future specialists. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Endodontic Journal and Editor-in-Chief (UK) of ENDO – Endodontic Practice Today. Dr Chong is registered with the General Dental Council (UK) as a Specialist in Endodontics and has been in practice limited to endodontics in Wimpole Street, London since 1990. He has published numerous scientific papers, written a book for general dentists - Managing Endodontic Failure in Practice (available in English, Polish, Dutch, German and Chinese) and contributed to four other major publications - Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice; Self-Assessment Picture Tests in Dentistry: Endodontics; Pathways In Practice, Faculty of General Dental Practitioners, Royal College of Surgeons of England; Introduction to Dentistry, British Dental Trade Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist in Endodontics Professor of Restorative Dentistry/Honorary Consultant Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry Queen Mary, University of London UK.