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Surgical Endodontics James L. Gutmann

Surgical Endodontics James L. Gutmann

Surgical endodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the dental pulp and periradicular tissues. It involves various procedures such as root canal therapy, apical surgery, intentional replantation, root-end filling, and regenerative endodontics. Surgical endodontics aims to preserve the natural dentition and prevent or heal infections and inflammations that may affect the oral and systemic health of the patient.

One of the leading experts and authors in the field of surgical endodontics is James L. Gutmann, who is a Professor Emeritus at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. He has published numerous articles and books on various aspects of endodontics, such as anatomy, diagnosis, instrumentation, obturation, materials, complications, and problem solving. He has also lectured and taught extensively around the world, sharing his knowledge and experience with other dental professionals.

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Some of the notable works by James L. Gutmann

  • : This book, co-authored by John W. Harrison, provides a comprehensive and practical guide to surgical endodontic procedures, covering topics such as systemic and pharmacologic considerations, anatomy and physiology of the periodontium, surgical instruments and materials, surgical techniques and complications, and case selection and evaluation. It also includes numerous illustrations and clinical photographs to demonstrate the concepts and procedures.

  • : This book, co-edited by Paul Lovdahl, offers updated techniques and an evidence-based approach to the most common procedures performed at chairside. It covers topics such as prevention, identification, and management of endodontic problems, such as pulp necrosis, root resorption, perforation, fracture, retreatment, and trauma. It also features clinical cases, algorithms, radiographs, and color photographs to illustrate the problem-solving process.

  • : This article discusses the structure and function of the dentin-root complex, which consists of the dentin, cementum, periodontal ligament, alveolar bone, and gingiva. It emphasizes the importance of preserving and restoring this complex in order to achieve optimal outcomes for endodontically treated teeth. It also reviews the factors that affect the integrity and durability of the dentin-root complex, such as aging, caries, trauma, instrumentation, obturation, post placement, and restoration.

These are just some examples of the many contributions that James L. Gutmann has made to the field of surgical endodontics. He is widely recognized as a pioneer and leader in this specialty, and his works have influenced generations of endodontists and general dentists alike.

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