What are some symptoms of abscessed tooth?
Facial swelling, elevated temperature, sensitive to hot or cold stimulus, painful to touch or chewing pressure
_________ are sometimes used to place the root canal medicine in the pulp chamber and keep the temporary filling material from going down the canals.
A __________ is sometimes used to heat the instruments so that the rubberized gutta percha filling material may be softened and compacted in the root canal.
The temporary cement used to fill the opening after a root canal visit. It does not have to be mixed, it comes right from the tube and the moisture from the mouth causes it to harden.
_________ is used to disinfect the pulp canals and dissolve necrotic tissue.
Sodium Hypochlorite (Clorox)
A chemical sometimes used between visits in endodontic treatment which is not completed on the same day. It’s dripped into a small cotton pellet. The pellet is then placed in the pulp chamber prior to the temporary being placed. The purpose is to continue to disinfect the inside of the tooth after the patient leaves the office.
The natural rubber material which is shaped into fine, needle-like points and is used to seal the canals.
A sharp needle-like instrument with a plastic handle and barb-like hooks in the shaft. It is used as one of the first instruments to enter the canal to snag and remove the intact nerve if present.
A sharp needle-like instrument with a plastic handle and a shaft with twisted ridges resembling a wood screw. They are used to clean, shape and enlarge the canals.
A popular device used by dentists to conveniently hold these small instruments is called the? It’s worn like a ring on the dentists finger.
The ________________ is straight and is longer than the regular explorer used for examinations.
Instrument that has a pointed very sharp end.
Instrument that has a flat end.
These are used in the slow speed handpiece to enlarge the canals for steel post placement. The number of rings determines the size. The cutting edges are much longer than the Gates Glidden drills.
Used in a slow handpiece to enlarge the canals during a root canal. The number of rings on the shaft determines the size of the drill.
Specialized cotton pliers with a locking latch to hold gutta percha and paper points for passing from assistant to dentist.
Instrument shaped like a scoop at the end.
A ruler device with measurements in millimeters. It’s used to measure and position the rubber stops in the FILE to the determined length of the canal.
A tooth pulp may die because of:
Traumatic blows, Extensive dental decay, mechanical exposure (from the drill), or chemical irritation from repeated fillings