Regenerative Endodontics

Regenerative endodontics is one of the most exciting developments in dentistry today and endodontists are at the forefront of this cutting-edge research. Regenerative endodontics uses the concept of tissue engineering to restore the root canals to a healthy state, allowing for continued development of the root and surrounding tissue. Endodontists’ knowledge in the fields of pulp biology, dental trauma and tissue engineering can be applied to deliver biologically based regenerative endodontic treatment of necrotic (dead) immature permanent teeth resulting in continued root development, increased thickness in the dentinal walls and root end closure. These developments in regeneration of a functional pulp-dentin complex have a promising impact on efforts to retain natural teeth, the ultimate goal of endodontic treatment.