“Tissue Engineering” – Future Concepts In Endodontics – A Short Overview 3282-3286
MeenakshiAmmal Dental College & Hospital
Dental caries result in the loss of the tooth structure. Therefore, the regeneration of enamel, cementum and the dentin-pulp complex is the long term goal of restorative and endodontic treatment. There is a high rate of success in the retention of teeth by endodontic therapy. The current treatment modalities consist of regenerative based approaches by the application of tissue engineering in which the diseased or necrotic pulp tissues are removed and replaced with healthy pulp tissue to revitalize the teeth. The purpose of this article is to review the components and the biological principles of tissue engineering, it is an overview of regenerative endodontics and its goals and it describes the possible techniques that will allow regenerative endodontics to become a reality.