SP-1 Myofascial Odontalgia: Non-Odontogenic Influences on Pulpal and Periapical Pain & SP-2 Maxillary Sinusitis of Dental Origin: The Hidden Endodontic Complication

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CE Credits: 1.5

SP-1 Myofascial Odontalgia: Non-Odontogenic Influences on Pulpal and Periapical Pain

Diagnosis and etiology of non-odontogenic pain will be discussed. Emphasis of the role played by components of the head and neck musculature as well as the etiology that differentiates pulpal and periapical disease from myofascial odontalgia and the influence of endodontic treatment will be emphasized.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Diagnose different myofascial pain.
  •  Evaluate whether or not to initiate endodontic treatment or retreatment.
  •  Describe treatment for myofascial pain.

SP-2 Maxillary Sinusitis of Dental Origin: The Hidden Endodontic Complication

Maxillary Sinusitis of Dental Origin (MSDO) accounts for between 10-12 percent and up to 40 percent of chronic maxillary rhinosinusitis cases. The intimate anatomical relationship of maxillary posterior teeth to the antrum and the potential for irritation and violation of the Schneiderian membrane from infection, periapical pathologies and iatrogenic causes means that endodontists need to fully understand their key role in the prevention, diagnosis and management of this condition. This presentation will explore the distinct pathophysiological, microbiological and differential diagnostic pathways of MSDO and relate them to the clinical situation. Particular reference will be made to presentation, necessary investigations and treatment options. The role of diagnostic imaging in helping to guide decision making in primary, retreatment and surgical endodontics as well as tooth extraction, bone grafting and implant placement will be explored. Failure to predict, identify and manage this condition appropriately may lead our patients to suffer unnecessary, prolonged and recalcitrant symptoms.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Describe the pathophysiological, microbiological and differential diagnostic pathways of MSDO.
  •  Discuss the role of diagnostic imaging in helping to guide decision making in the prevention and management of MSDO.
  •  Identify the role of the endodontist as part of a multi-disciplinary approach in treating patients with chronic maxillary rhinosinusitis.

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SP-1 Myofascial Odontalgia: Non-Odontogenic Influences on Pulpal and Periapical Pain
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SP-2 Maxillary Sinusitis of Dental Origin: The Hidden Endodontic Complication
MP3 Audio
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7 Questions
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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
Certificate
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Daniel B. Green, D.D.S.

Dr. Daniel Green, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, received his endodontic training at Albert Einstein, Philadelphia. He has taught at Temple University, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Louisville and served as Chair and Director at Tufts University. In addition, Dr. Green has served as A.A.E. program chair, editor of the J.O.E. and recently received the I.B. Bender Lifetime Teaching Award.

Allen Gaon, B.D.S., M.Sc.

Course Director - MSc Endodontics - Dentistry Studies - University of Warwick, England

Paul G. Cruci, D.D.S.

Course Director - MSc Endodontics - Dentistry Studies - University of Warwick, England

Daniel B. Green, D.D.S.

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

Allen Gaon, B.D.S., M.Sc.

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

Paul G. Cruci, D.D.S.

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.