Clean root canal systems are essential for successful endodontic treatment. With contributions from leading endodontists from around the world, Dr. Nestor Cohenca here presents the etiology of endodontic disease caused by the endodontic biofilm and all therapies available to predictably disinfect the root canal system, thus increasing successful endodontic outcomes.
Disinfection of Root Canal Systems: The Treatment of Apical Periodontitis is an evidence-based manual that describes root canal anatomy, the endodontic biofilm, and the role of disinfection before presenting the most up-to-date methods of irrigation and disinfection. Individual chapters are devoted to each method, such as positive pressure irrigation, apical negative pressure irrigation, sonic activation, photodynamic therapy, laser technology, and ozonization and electrochemical activation. Clinical photographs throughout show proper irrigation and disinfection techniques.
About the Author
Dr. Nestor Cohenca serves as Professor of Endodontics and Adjunct Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington. He is the Director of Endodontics and Traumatology at the Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Seattle Children's Hospital. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Cohenca was on faculty at the University of Southern California and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published extensively on endodontic topics, and speaks at U.S. and international dental conferences.