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Obturation in Endodontics, filling the root canal with gutta percha condensation

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root canal filling endodontics obturation, lateral condensation filling seal apical third tooth root How to obturation endodontics root canal filling photo and x-rays. 1. This x-ray shows periapical pathology - root canal infection - in tooth #29. Patient had chronic tooth pain following her original root canal therapy. Photo 2. A second root canal was found with endodontic files. 3. This x-ray shows an endodontic file in the second root canal. 4. Post preparation in the second canal of #29 after endodontic obturation with gutta percha and lateral condensation.
root canal retreatment filling obturation, chloroform, hermetic sealing apex terminus Obturation Endodontics root canal filling - how to pictures and xrays. Root canal retreatment of an upper left lateral incisor tooth following a broken tooth and fracture of an old dental crown. The adjacent central incisor #9 will need to be extracted due to root apex fracture. 1) Tooth #10 - the upper left lateral incisor tooth root canal was widened with an endodontic file. Old gutta percha was removed using chloroform solvent. A rubber dam clamp and rubber dam are in place on the tooth to maintain sterility. 2) Radiograph of an endodontic file marker used to measure vertical depth of the root canal to the root apex. The prior gutta percha was not obturated to the canal apex and the gutta percha had been left exposed to the oral saliva after the tooth crown fracture. 3) Root canal filled with new gutta percha and lateral condensation, temporary dental crown and temporary post re-inserted. 4) Post-op xray shows the root canal obturation and post space in preparation for a cast gold post and core impression.
Obturation endodontics root canal filling therapy internal resorption mineral trioxide aggregate MTA Obturation endodontics root canal filling using gutta percha and mineral trioxide aggregate in the treatment of internal resorption. Internal resorption treatment for tooth #10. 1) Pre-op xray 11/15/2000. Patient had a history of falling off a horse. 2) Post-op x-ray 2/22/2001. #40 file used with NAOCL but #30 file used to apex. MTA mineral trioxide aggregate placed in the oval shaped void in the middle of the root canal. 3) xray Reevaluation 7/7/2004. The internal resorption appears stable.
retreatment root canal filling failure apical radiolucency, gutta percha obturation condensation Obturation endodontics root canal filling. Before and after x-rays of a retreated molar tooth root canal. 1) The post op radiograph of the initial root canal looks good. A little root canal cement can be seen extruding from the tooth root apices. 2) A two year follow up x-ray showed the development of an expanding periapical radiolucency - periapical pathology - associated with tooth pain. The second xray shows the retreated molar and the periapical radiolucency at the time of the retreatment. This retreatment involved cleaning out all root canals to their apices and placement of new gutta percha root canal filling material with lateral condensation.
endodontic obturation root canal therapy, hermetic sealing apex terminus, 
internal resorption Obturation endodontics root canal filling during treatment of internal resorption in a lateral incisor tooth following an accident. How to x-rays. 1) The oval-shaped radiolucency in the middle of the tooth length is the site of the internal resorption. The patient was informed of the guarded long-term prognosis of the tooth. 2) & 3) Traditional root canal therapy was first performed. The root canal space was cleaned and shaped, sterilized with NaOCL, and then filled with gutta percha - obturated - up to a point apical to the internal resorption. 4) MTA, Mineral Trioxide Aggregate, was then placed into the area of the internal resorption and coronal to it. Keeping the MTA moist will give more working time for condensation of material.
endodontics obturation root canal filling, access, rubber dam isolation,  pulpal extirpation How to pictures show endodontic obturation technique in a maxillary canine tooth. 1) The endodontic file is in place within the root canal prior to the measurement x-ray radiograph. 2) Lateral condensation - root canal filling - after the gutta percha master cone is placed with root canal cement. 3) and 4) Heating the endodontic condenser to vertically condense and sever the gutta percha at the pulpal chamber floor.
access, rubber dam isolation, root canal filling, pulpal extirpation, gutta percha lateral condense 1) Tooth #11 pre-operative x-ray film showing a root canal infection - periapical pathology - associated with tooth pain. 2) The final radiograph shows the gutta percha root canal filling material reaching the apex of the tooth root following endodontic obturation.
Obturation in endodontics, root canal filling therapy, lateral vertical condensation, apical seal Understanding Root Canal Therapy quality by seeing the extent of Obturation Endodontics root canal filling in a dental x-ray. The root canal filling material should extend to the very end of the tooth root when endodontics is properly performed.
access endodontic obturation root canal filling lateral condensation, gutta percha, apex terminus 1) Endodontic access attained and showing the distal and two mesial root canals. 2) Lateral condensation of gutta percha - root canal filling material - in the distal root canal after the gutta percha master cone was cemented with root canal cement. 3) The gutta percha auxillary point is placed in the distal root canal after the endodontic spreader instrument was removed. 4) All three root canals are obturated or filled with gutta percha in a process known as endodontic obturation. A cotton pellet and Cavit will be placed as a temporary dental filling.
endodontics obturation root canal filling,  lateral vertical condensation, retreatment x-rays xray Comparison of the initial and final radiograph of root canal retreatment of a maxillary second premolar tooth. The root canal filling material does not reach the apex of the tooth root in the initial x-ray but now does in the final radiograph. Dental patients should ask to see the post op x-ray after root canal therapy because the obturation endodontics root canal filling should be relatively easy to judge for a non-dentist.
Obturation in endodontics, root canal therapy, seal apical third, measurement,  isolation Root canal retreatment. 1) Endodontic access is attained in this tooth after removing the old dental filling material. 2) The root canal measurement file is placed by the Endodontist. 3) The measurement x-ray radiograph shows the endodontic file reaching the apex of the tooth root. This gives an accurate measurement of the root canal length. 4) The root canal is filled with gutta percha, an orange rubber material, in a procedure called endodontic obturation.
root canal filling endodontics obturation  drilling through dental crowns, gutta percha condensation How to achieve endodontics root canal access through a dental crown on an upper right lateral incisor tooth. Pictures. 1) Endodontic access is created by drilling through the tooth crown. 2) & 3) Placement of the primary gutta percha point. 4) & 5) Lateral condensation of the accessory gutta percha points - the root canal filling material. 6) & 7) Heating the endodontic condenser to vertically condense and sever the gutta percha at the pulpal chamber floor. This completes endodontic obturation. 8) Placement of the temporary tooth filling.
periapical radiolucency pathology, obturation root canal filling seal apical third  apex terminus Emergency teeth pain in the mandible. 1) Radiographs showing big teeth cavities in the second premolar and first molar and smaller teeth cavities in both the second and third molars. 2) There was also a large periapical radiolucency around the apex of the second premolar. 3) Photo of the second premolar and first molar. 4) Xray radiograph of the second premolar and first molar following root canal obturation. The patient felt better immediately following root canal. Note: these teeth were treated following a careful differential diagnosis by the Endodontist. It would not be surprising in another patient if the tooth pain came from a tooth with a less apparently severe problem.
Obturation endodontics filling root canal therapy, tooth pain, hermetic sealing apex terminus Patient presented with severe teeth pain on her lower right side. Root canal therapy, dental crown build-up and dental crown preparation - drilling - was performed for both the molar and premolar teeth. The premolar is the focus in this series of photos. Note the nice obturation endodontics root canal fillings in these teeth.
root canal obturation endodontic filling,  lateral vertical condensation how to pictures x-rays Patient presented with pain in her lower right side. Root canal therapy, crown build-up and crown preparation was performed for both the molar and premolar. The molar is the focus in this series of photos. Note the nice obturation endodontics root canal fillings in these teeth.
root canal therapy obturation, lateral  vertical condensation filling, seal apical,  endodontics Teeth Bridge repair pictures with a post-op xray showing good obturation endodontics root canal filling. This patient wanted to save his teeth bridge until he got another job . 1) X-ray after root canal therapy shows nice endodontic obturation from the Endodontist. 2) Gingivectomy with electrosurgery. Note the still unusual look of the facial tooth decay. 3) Following tooth decay removal. Note the communication to the gutta percha root canal filling material. 4) The dental bonded restoration.

 

 Information about these dental photos

     In medicine and dentistry "left" and "right" are based upon the orientation of the patient's body and not how they appear in a photograph of a smile.  For example, a reference to the upper left teeth will actually appear to be on the right side when viewing a picture of the face and similarly an upper right tooth will appear to be on the left side.

     Many words in dentistry like oral and mouth have a similar meaning and are frequently used together to help our readers find specific words they best understand.  This is particularly important because a majority of our visitors are from countries where English is not their primary language.  Maxilla or maxillary refer to the upper jaw.  Mandible or mandibular refer to the lower jaw.

     There are many other similar word combinations used throughout this website because our pages are read by patients and dentists.  A few of the most common are discussed here.  Tooth decay, tooth cavity and dental caries all mean the same thing.  Tooth, teeth and dental are also frequently interchanged as in teeth veneers or dental veneer laminate.  Oral rehabilitation and dental reconstruction mean smile makeover.  The word for x-ray may be used with or without a hyphen (this is true for other words too) and can also be called a radiograph.