Tight molar: boiler plate: cone - Courtesy ROOTS
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From: Kendel Garretson
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 12:08 PM
Subject: re:[roots] Two things
here are two "things" from yesterday.
No boilerplate here.
No cones either---all MR.
"Appropriate" is what's appropriate.
The molar was very tight, took time to open up. I used LSX as an adjunct
to get some deeper shape safely in the mesials only----I used them in this
case to go where it felt appropriate, and tactile feedback dictated the depth
and size---I don't believe I went to length with any LSX and probably used
3 instruments. To me, these molar shapes do not reflect any use of LS in
the classic sense---and it is definitely not an LSX prep as advocated by
Senia and Wildey. I'm sure my shapes are too thin as judged by Randy and
Dan and LSers. So I can alienate both sides with ease.
Folks will talk about the apical size of their preparations, and not even
define *where* in the system they are achieving such sizes. It's just a
circular unending debate.
Use whatever you want--there are many fine instruments out there ---just
keep them attached to your brain. Unfortunately some days my brain cramps
up. my 02cents - Kendel
Kendel, No alienation here, I wasn't there and didn't negotiate the canals
and may not have been able to do any better than you did which by the way
I think is quite acceptable. I have to laugh when people get judgmental
about length and width of preparations when they didn't do the treatment
or read the apex locator. Would I like to see a larger apical prep on the
mesial of the molar, yes but maybe it wasn't possible in this case. You do
great work!! Keep it up! - Randy
ps: I'll be giving a LSX lecture to the endo residents at University of
Florida on Monday and the AEGD residents in St. Petersburg on Wednesday.
Charles will be there with 2 observers from Discus. Hopefully I can find
out a little more about Discus endo marketing plan.
Thanks Randy. I had hoped to get together with Charles and another Discus
rep the other day but it wasn't meant to be--the pt. was not eager to
cooperate either. I appreciate the input - Kendel