John I . Ingle

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The most common materials in endodontics are gutta-percha and sealer. For certain tasks, however, such as repairing perforations or filling apical preparations, a special-purpose material is needed. The "ideal" special-purpose material in endodontics is still elusive. Most of the materials available today have found their way into endodontics from the(More)
nique in dentistry is, “What degree of success should be expected?” Success, in turn, should be measured longitudinally in time—long-range success as opposed to short-term success. The beautiful resin restoration turning an ugly yellow in 1 year is not an unqualified success. By the same token, the denture “worn” in the bureau drawer is far from successful,(More)
A review of prognosis studies has examined success rates between samples of teeth, both with and without radiolucent lesions, treated conventionally. The presence of a lesion predisposes the endodontic case to a lower success rate. On the basis of experimental data on the use of calcium hydroxide, investigation of increasing success with placement of(More)