Glidepath to Success.


The molar root canal is probably one of the most challenging procedures in dentistry. Proper planning can help reduce the frustration many of us feel when a difficult case presents itself in our schedule. There is a twofold process when performing a root canal. First is the mental preparation needed to execute and secondly is the technical tools needed to prepare. Mental Preparation Before beginning any procedure, I perform what I like to call my “Kinra Kwik Glance.” This is simply a 30-second examination of the radiograph to mentally prepare myself for the challenges that lie ahead. I visualize the tooth from cusp tips to the apex. This short amount of time could save you tremendous time, effort and frustration during the procedure. … [Read more...]