BOOKS REVIEW

Textbook of Endodontology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25241/stomaeduj.2019.6(4).bookreview.6

Authors: Lars Bjørndal, Lise-Lotte Kirkevang, John Whitworth

In current clinical work, endodontic therapy is also needed to solve many cases,. The editors, Lars Bjørndal, Lise-Lotte Kirkevang, and John Whitworth, and their coworkers have made substantial changes to the third edition of the “Textbook of Endodontology” by adding six new chapters. The book contains twenty-six chapters, divided into five parts, as well as an index.
The first part, “The Vital Pulp” approaches the structure and functions of the vital pulp, as well pulpal pain, diagnosis and treatment strategy.
In the second part, the authors discuss “The Infected Necrotic Pulp and Apical Periodontitis”, highlighting the microbiology and clinical diagnosis of these diseases.
Endodontic emergencies, the aseptic working field, access cavity preparation, root canal instrumentation, irrigation and disinfection, root canal fillings, materials and techniques are the themes discussed in part three, “Endodontic Treatment Procedures”.
The fourth part, “The Endodontically Treated Tooth”, discusses the following: the root canal treated tooth in prosthodontic reconstruction, measuring endodontic disease and treatment outcome, endodontic retreatment, nonsurgical retreatment and surgical endodontics.
The last part, “Additional Considerations”, brings to our attention local anesthetic considerations, complex orofacial pain conditions, endodontic complications after trauma, medicolegal considerations, emergencies in need of urgent referral and the transitions to independent practice.
The third edition of the Textbook of Endodontology is an important source of knowledge for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and dental practitioners, providing them with the latest approaches to endodontic theory and techniques necessary for everyday practice.

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