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Endodontic Considerations in the Management of Endodontic-Periodontal Lesions

  • Kenneth J. FrickEmail author
  • Eyal Rosen
  • Igor Tsesis
Chapter

Abstract

When presented with a patient with a gingival swelling and/or pain, the clinician will need to determine the etiology before a diagnosis and treatment can be rendered. Depending on the age of the patient and the condition of their dentition, this may be a challenge. Appropriate treatment depends on the clinician’s understanding of endodontic sensibility testing, endodontic pathogenesis, periodontal pathogenesis, and some basic dynamics of pulp biology. This chapter will review these topics with the aid of clinical cases, and discuss the endodontic considerations in the management of these types of endodontic-periodontal lesions. Sections on Endodontic Diagnosis, Understanding the Pulpodentinal Complex, and Pathogenesis of Pulp Necrosis will be presented.

Keywords

Endodontic disease Pulp biology Pulpodentinal complex Endodontic diagnosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EndodonticsUniversity of MissouriKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of EndodontologySchool of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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