Clinical News

June 1, 2016
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C shaped canals

A tooth is described as having a C-shaped canal when the pulp canal anatomy has the cross-sectional shape of the letter “C”.  It is most commonly found in mandibular second molar teeth in which mesiobuccal and distal canals communicate due to fusion of the mesial and distal roots. It is more frequent to encounter C shaped canals in Asian populations. This anatomical variation increases the complexity of endodontic treatment, and care should be taken during debridement and obturation of these cases. Things to be observant for are a thin web/fin of tissue in a C configuration, connecting the mesial and […]
June 1, 2016
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Nitrous Oxide available for your patients

Nitrous oxide (N2O) conscious sedation is now available for your patients at Australian Dental Specialists. It is also commonly referred to as ‘happy gas’, and can help anxious patients feel relaxed during their visits. Dr Horace Wells introduced nitrous oxide to dentistry, back in 1844. It was first used as an analgesic, but in modern dentistry it is primarily utilised for its anxiolytic effects. Nitrous oxide lowers pain sensation and anxiety, and ensures a person is comfortable during treatment. The patient is still able to hear and respond to requests. A small hood is placed over the nose and the […]