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Endo is dead at least for this tooth - Courtesy ROOTS

The opinions and photographs within this web page are not ours. Authors have been credited
for the individual posts where they are. - Photos courtesy of Fred Barnett - www.rxroots.com
From: Fred Barnett
To: ROOTS
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 10:00 AM
Subject: [roots] endo is dead...for this tooth

Endo is dead......at least for this tooth......a moment of silence please.....
Documentation by one of my 2nd year residents. Fred



Does the crack go through the furcation?  I cant see that it does - Joey D

The cracks were "chased" and pretty far apically.....so it's outta here 
- Fred

probings?  probing again with anesthesia at the exact location of the 
crack after it has been accessed?

I find I often can sink into an isolated deep probing defect easier once 
I know exactly where to look and the patient is anesthesized. Another way 
of saying I may miss them with routine pre-operative probing ;-)
- Kendel

I agree, and we do just that.  This case did have probings along the crack 
lines but we did not take a photo. - Fred

Thanks Fred.  I had four cracks this week---for my low volume practice style, 
it's a killer - Kendel

These are the ones that I donate free of charge and put a temp in place.  
If it is there in five years, I charge and do a permanent crown.  Have saved
a few.  As Joey D says…no furcation involvement…got a chance. - Guy
Toughest root canal

Retricted mouth opening

Deep decay

Upper second molar

Open sinus lift

Implant after extraction

Implant # 20

Implant # 30

Irreversible pulpitis

2 step necrotic case

Fracture

Lesion on MB

Endo perio case

Surgery or implant

Silver point removal

Series of cases

SS reamers and files

Single visit RCT

Ortho resorption

Apico retreatment

Apical perforation

Funky canine

Crown preparation

Two tough molars

Epiphany recall

To squirt or not

Core distal end

MTA miracles

Pain with LR

Instrument removal

3 canals upper Bi

Acute pain

Dental decay

Calcified chamber

Mandibular first molar

Ultrasonic activation

Fluorosis

TF and patency

Interim dressing

Huge lesion

Tough distal canal

Debris in pulp chamber

Access and success

Restricted mouth opening

Broken drill fragment

MB2 or lateral

Gutta percha cases

Another calcified

Big Perf

Canals and exit

Dam abuse

Amalgam replacement

Simple MTA case

MTA barrier

Restoration with simile

Immediate implant

Traumatic accident

Lesion on D root

Extract / Implant

Carious exposure