Endontics chapter 54

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Periradicular tissues?

Tissues that surround the root of a tooth

What specialist has been trained to perform root canal therapy?

Endodontist

What urgent situation can result if bacteria reach the nerves and blood vessels of a tooth?

Abscess

Is pain a subjective or objective component of a diagnosis?

Subjective

Tooth #5 is being tested for possible root canal therapy. Which tooth would be used as a control tooth?

#12

When the dentist taps on a tooth, what diagnostinc test is being performed?

Percussion

What type of xray would be exposed through the course of RCT?

Perapical

Name the diagnosis of inflamed pulp tissues?

Pulpitis

Another term for necrotic?

Dead or Nonvital

The dental material most commonly preferred for pulp capping?

Calcium hydroxide

What portion ot the pulp would the dentist remove in a pulpotomy?

Coronal portion

What instrument has tiny projections and is used to remove pulp tissue?

Broach

What type of file is best suited for canal enlargement?

Reamer

Purpose of a rubber stop (ancillary) placed on a file?

Prevent perforation and maintain the correct measurement of the canal

What does OBTRURATE mean?

Fill a pulpal canal

The irrigation material most commonly used during RCT?

Diluted sodium hypochlorite (50% bleach/50% water)

The material commonly used for obturation of a canal?

Gutta-percha

The type of moisture control recommended by the ADA for RCT?

Dental dam

What surface of a posterior tooth would the dentist enter with a rotary bur when opening a canal for RCT?

Occlusal

What is the surgical procedure that involves the removal of the apex of the root?

Apicoectomy

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