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Textbook of Endodontology, 3rd Edition

Textbook of Endodontology, 3rd Edition

Lars Bjørndal (Editor), Lise-Lotte Kirkevang (Editor), John Whitworth (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-05736-9

May 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

504 pages



The third edition of Textbook of Endodontology provides lucid scholarship and clear discussion of endodontic principles and treatment to dental students and dental practitioners searching for current information on endodontic theories and techniques. 

  • Completely revised and updated new edition
  • Features six new chapters
  • Provides pedagogical features to promote understanding
  • Includes clinical case studies to put the information in the clinical context
  • Illustrated in full color throughout with clinical images and detailed diagrams
  • Offers interactive multiple-choice questions on a companion website


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1 Introduction to endodontology
John Whitworth, Lise-Lotte Kirkevang, and Lars Bjørndal

Part 1 The Vital Pulp

2 The dentin–pulp complex: structure, functions, threats, and response to external injury
Lars Bjørndal and Alastair J. Sloan

3 Dentinal and pulpal pain
Inge Fristad and Matti Närhi

4 Clinical pulp diagnosis and decision-making
Kerstin Petersson and Claes Reit

5 Caries pathology and management in deep stages of lesion formation
Lars Bjørndal

6 Treatment of vital pulp conditions
Lars Bjørndal, Helena Fransson, and Stéphane Simon

Part 2 The Infected Necrotic Pulp and Apical Periodontitis

7 Apical periodontitis
Zvi Metzger, Anda Kfir, and Itzhak Abramovitz

8 Microbiology of the inflamed and necrotic pulp
Luis E. Chávez de Paz

9 Clinical diagnosis of pulp necrosis and apical periodontitis
Dag Ørstavik

Part 3 Endodontic Treatment Procedures

10 Endodontic emergencies
Peter Jonasson, Maria Pigg, and Lars Bjørndal

11 Controlling the environment – the aseptic working field
Merete Markvart and Pia Titterud Sunde

12 Access and canal negotiation: the first key procedural steps for successful endodontic treatment
Ove A. Peters and Ana Arias

13 Root canal instrumentation
Lars Bergmans and Paul Lambrechts

14 Irrigation and disinfection
Markus Haapasalo and Ya Shen

15 Root canal filling

15.1 Root canal filling materials
Gottfried Schmalz and Birger Thonemann

15.2 Root canal filling techniques
Amir-Taymour Moinzadeh and Hagay Shemesh

Part 4 The Endodontically Treated Tooth

16 The root canal-treated tooth in prosthodontic reconstruction
Kishor Gulabivala and Yuan-Ling Ng

17 Clinical epidemiology: measuring endodontic disease and treatment outcome
Lise-Lotte Kirkevang

18 Endodontic retreatment – the decision-making process
Frank Setzer and Bekir Karabucak

19 Nonsurgical retreatment
Thomas Kvist and Luc van der Sluis

20 Surgical endodontics
Lise-Lotte Kirkevang, Vibe Rud, and Thomas Kvist

Part 5 Additional Considerations

21 Local anesthetic considerations
Nigel Foot and John Whitworth

22 Complex orofacial pain conditions
Lene Baad-Hansen and Peter Svensson

23 Endodontic complications after trauma
John Whitworth

24 Medicolegal considerations
Lars Bjørndal, Shiv Pabary, and John Whitworth

25 Emergencies in need of urgent referral
Tara Renton

26 The transition to independent practice
Peter Musaeus