Modern endodontic planning part 1: Assessing complexity and predicting success

S Jawad, C Taylor, Reza Vahid Roudsari, J Darcey, A. Qualtrough

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    Following a diagnosis of irreversible pulpal disease, periapical disease or failed endodontic therapy, the options for the tooth are extraction or root canal treatment. There is increasing evidence that certain factors may allow the clinician to predict the likely outcome of root canal therapy (RCT) and thus better inform the patient of the possible success rates. Should the patient choose root canal treatment, the clinician must also be able to gauge the potential difficulties that may be encountered and consequently determine whether it is within their competency. CPD/CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Assessing outcomes and complexity of care is an essential part of informed consent. Knowing when to refer is an essential component of best clinical practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)599-608
    Number of pages9
    JournalDental Update
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015


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