This is a lecture with Dr. Martin Trope - 1 hour and 17 minutes
Control of pain in endodontics requires a clear understanding of pathogenesis of reversible, irreversible pulpitis as well as apical periodontitis. Only with this understanding will the practitioner be able to correctly prevent and treat the pain associated with these separate diagnostic categories. This talk will cover effective anesthesia, pulp capping, pulpotomy as well as root canal treatment when appropriate. Preoperative as well as post-operative medications will be discussed.
At the end of the presentation the participant should
- Understand difference between pain caused by reversible, irreversible pulpitis and apical periodontitis
- Understand effective treatment protocols for each category of pain diagnoses
- Understand anesthetic protocols particularly for the “hot” tooth.
- Understand the use of pain medications given both pre-operatively or post-operatively