Scott B . McClanahan

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INTRODUCTION An immature tooth with pulpal necrosis and apical periodontitis presents a unique challenge to the endodontist. Endodontic treatment options consist of apexification, apical barriers, or more recently, revascularization. The purpose of this case series is to report three cases that used revascularization protocol as described by Banchs and(More)
The purpose of this study was to quantify the volume of 17% ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA) needed to efficiently remove the smear layer after rotary instrumentation, and to determine if additional irrigation has any effect on debris removal. Forty single canal teeth were instrumented with ProFile GT rotary instruments. Experimental groups were(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of gray and white ProRoot MTA to seal furcation perforations in mandibular molars using a dye extraction leakage model. Sixty-four mandibular molars were randomly divided into four experimental groups. Six teeth with perforations were used as positive controls and six teeth without perforations were used(More)
This study investigated the use of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) as an apical barrier by comparing the sealing ability and set hardness of white and gray MTA. Forty-four root segments were prepared to simulate an open apex. Apical barriers of white and gray MTA were placed to a thickness of 2 mm or 5 mm. The samples were obturated immediately (one-step)(More)
This study compares single-dose ibuprofen pretreatment for postoperative endodontic pain. Thirty-nine emergent patients were randomly assigned to 3 groups: placebo, ibuprofen tablets, or ibuprofen liquigels. Patients recorded their pain levels before and at the end of treatment, then every 6 hours for 24 hours after administration of the medications and(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the antimicrobial activities of 6% and 3% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), 2% and 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX), and 0.01% and 0.005% doxycycline (Doxy) on four microorganisms associated with primary endodontic infections. The agar diffusion test was used to measure antimicrobial activities of these agents against(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the antifungal efficacy of 6% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX), 17% ethylene-diaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), and BioPure MTAD as a final rinse on Candida albicans in vitro. Forty-eight, single rooted teeth were randomly divided into four groups each with a positive and a negative control.(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare (a) forces generated during lateral compaction and (b) apical microleakage for nickel-titanium (NiTi) and stainless steel (SS) finger spreaders. Twenty-eight extracted human teeth were instrumented using a standardized rotary instrumentation technique. NiTi and SS #30 spreaders were used to obturate molar roots while(More)
An understanding of root anatomy is an important foundation for providing successful endodontic treatment. The aim of this study was to use micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) to investigate the root anatomy of the mandibular second molar. Eighteen mandibular second molars were scanned using micro-CT. Images were reconstructed, and measurements and(More)
INTRODUCTION Endodontic pain patients sometimes have difficulty in accurately identifying the painful tooth. We determined the frequency in which patients presenting with endodontic pain can correctly localize the painful tooth and the effect of periradicular symptoms. METHODS The frequency of localization of the painful tooth in 79 endodontic emergency(More)