Nova Medical Center, UAE
Title: Root canal morphology and its implications in Endodontic therapy
Biography: Adil Hamed Alani
The hard tissue repository of the human dental pulp takes on numerous configurations and shapes; the variations of anatomical and morphological characteristics of the teeth are very important for any practitioner. These differences in root morphology determine the success of the endodontic therapy and the long-term prognosis of the tooth, especially when it is an abutment for a prosthetic restoration. Before beginning an endodontic treatment, the clinician must take into account the morphological variations of the root anatomy. A thorough knowledge of tooth morphology, careful interpretation of angled radiographs, proper access preparation and a detailed exploration of the interior of the tooth are essential prerequisites for a successful treatment outcome; magnification and illumination are aids that must be utilized to achieve this goal. This presentation describes: How the lack of knowledge in root and pulp anatomy permits errors in diagnosing and treatment planning; A thorough understanding of the complexity of the root canal system is essential for understanding the principles and problems of shaping and cleaning, for determining the apical limits and dimensions of canal preparations; Unfilled canals, left like this by omission, can compromise both the endodontic and prosthetic treatment; Describes and illustrates tooth morphology and discusses its relationship to endodontic procedures.
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