Root canal sealer found in woman with nerve injury
April 8, 2022 -- A 27-year-old woman lost sensation in her chin and lip following root canal treatment on her mandibular molar. Months later, specialists confirmed that extrusion of the root canal sealer caused the patient's permanent anesthesia, according to a case report published April 1 in Oral Surgery. Read More
X-rays reveal man's bruxism-caused apical periodontitis
March 28, 2022 -- Dental x-rays revealed that a healthy 28-year-old man developed apical periodontitis in two teeth following an intense phase of bruxism that lasted about a year, according to a case report published on March 24 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Oral surgeons successfully transplant molar to infected site
March 8, 2022 -- Oral surgeons from Syria opted to transplant a molar instead of placing an implant in a 24-year-old female with signs of infection. Two years after the procedure, the transplanted molar had vitality and was in good periodontal and functional health, according to a case report published on March 2 in the Annals of Medicine and Surgery. Read More
Midmark and Bien-Air combine tech under partnership
February 24, 2022 -- Midmark and Bien-Air Dental have formed a strategic partnership to integrate Bien-Air's latest electric handpiece devices into Midmark's dental delivery equipment. Read More
Komet USA touts 2022 Chicago Midwinter show specials
February 24, 2022 -- Komet USA is touting specials it is offering at the 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter show, which is being held February 24-26 at the McCormick Place West Building. Read More
Regenerative endo treatments show promise in trial
February 23, 2022 -- Researchers have shown that two regenerative endodontic procedures -- revitalization and a platelet-rich, fibrin-based technique -- could be a viable treatment for mature permanent teeth with necrotic pulps. Their findings were published recently in the International Endodontic Journal. Read More
My jaw pain is killing me: 10 causes and treatments
February 23, 2022 -- Jonathan showed up in Dr. Alvin Danenberg's office complaining of severe pain in his tooth, jaw muscles, and jaw joint. At first Danenberg suspected a failing root canal, but further investigation revealed something more. He explains common causes of jaw pain and how he cured Jonathan's. Read More
Splatter may be on eyewear even if dental teams don't see it
February 22, 2022 -- Blood and saliva droplets that are invisible to the naked eye can be found on protective eyewear worn by dental professionals after treating patients, according to a study published online February 14 in Clinical Oral Investigations. Read More
Ultradent launches new root canal sealer
February 16, 2022 -- Dental material manufacturer Ultradent Products has launched MTApex, a bioceramic root canal sealer. Read More
Bien-Air to launch new handpiece
February 9, 2022 -- Bien-Air Dental plans to launch Nova, a new contra-angle handpiece, at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, which will be held February 24-26. Read More
Hot Topic
Getting to the root of dentinal defects

Do newer instruments for preparing root canals induce small dentinal defects that can lead to root fractures, or have improvements in nickel titanium alloys alleviated this potential problem? Since the evidence is unclear, a new study used microcomputed tomography to analyze dentinal defects in root canals prepared with various instruments. Read more.

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