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Emergency Treatment in Endodontics

20 January 2021 @ Online Webinar

Emergency Treatment in Endodontics

Proper diagnosis and management of acute dental pain are possibly the most important aspects of providing dental care. An endodontic emergency is defined as pain and/or swelling caused by various stages of inflammation or infection of the pulpal or periapical tissues. The management of it can be a disruptive for a typical day in the dental practice, but at the same time it is an invaluable solution for the patient. Although insufficient time may prevent ideal treatment from being carried out, the procedures followed should not prejudice any final treatment plan. Hence, methodological diagnosis and prognostic assessment with the patient being informed of the various treatment alternatives are critical parts of an effective management.

 The cause of dental pain is typically from caries, deep or defective restorations, or trauma. Occlusion-related pain can also mimic acute dental pain. There are also emergencies that are associated with types of facial pain with a nonodontogenic origin.  However, approximately 85% of all dental emergencies arise as a result of pulpal or periapical disease, which would render either extraction or endodontic treatment as management. Thus, the aim of this presentation is to identify and systematize the clinical approaches for the efficient management of an endodontic emergency through an accurate diagnosis and clinical intervention.

Short CV

I was born in Thessaloniki in 1988. I completed my basic education in Katerini. I obtained my undergraduate degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Dentistry, Greece (2006-2012). Afterwards, Ι worked as a General Dentist in two different Hospitals and a private practice in Greece. Throughout these eight years my wish to specialize in the field of Endodontics became robust, which led me to apply and enroll in the University of Toronto. I completed my master’s degree in Endodontics in the University of Toronto, Canada over a three-year full-time course (combined MSc and clinical Specialty Program in Endodontics; July 2015 – July 2018). During my studies, I worked as clinical instructor in the undergraduate endodontic clinical program for two years. The research field of my interest is “Irrigation”.  The subject of my thesis was “Effects of final irrigation with CHX and EDTA based irrigant combined with detergents οn the surface of dentin using surface analytical methods”. A summary of it, is published in the JOE (Piperidou, Myrto et al. Journal of Endodontics, Volume 44, Issue 11, 1714 – 1719 and it was presented in the annual conference of American Association of Endodontists (AAE) in 2018, in Colorado, US. Since 2019, I live and work in Athens, as an associate endodontist with Dr Klaire Papadouli in her private practice, limited to Endodontics.

 

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