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Controlling intra-oral infection

Rahul Bose presents a maxillary molar endodontic case presentation

‘Endodontology is concerned with the form, function and health of, injuries to and disease of the dental pulp and periradicular region, their prevention and treatment.’1 When the pulp is subject to continued stimulation from micro-organisms, the inevitable result is its irreversible destruction and complete breakdown. Consequently, the inflammatory process may spread beyond the confines of the pulp chamber and into the periapical tissues.

The main aim of treatment is the ability to control the intra-canal infection. Root canal treatment is performed with the intention of thorough mechanical and chemical debridement of the entire pulp space followed by complete obturation with an inert filling material.

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