Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 2 - 2020
Regenerative Endodontics
Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany1*, Ghaliah Aedh Alshahrani1, Yazeed Abdullah Altowairqi1, Adi Hatem Turkistani1, Mohammed Ahmed Asiri2, Abdullah Mana Saeed Almofrej2, Majed Saeed Saad Alqahtani2, Abdullah Salim Alshehry2, Mohammed Abdullah Alshahir3, Khalid Hamoud Alamri3, Ahmad Farid Atteya3 and Maha Abdulaziz Altaifi4
1Taif University, Saudi Arabia
2King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
3Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
4Batterjee Medical College, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany, Cairo University, Saudi Arabia.
Received: January 04, 2020; Published: January 22, 2020


Introduction: Endodontic Therapy saves millions of teeth each year. Modern treatment modalities offer high levels of success, but an ideal treatment might comprise of regenerative approaches in which diseased or necrotic pulp tissues are replaced with healthy pulp. Regenerative endodontics is based on the concept of tissue engineering and attempts to restore the root canals of teeth to their healthy state to encourage continued development of the root and surrounding tissue. Concepts from the fields of pulp biology, dental trauma, and tissue engineering are applied in this biologically based treatment modality as attempts are made to promote continued root development, apical closure and increased thickness in the dentinal walls in permanent teeth with necrotic pulps and immature apices. These developments have a promising impact on the efforts to retrain natural teeth, the primary goal of endodontic treatments.

Aim of Work: This review provides an overview of regenerative endodontics, the clinical considerations for regeneration therapy, and an assessment of the expected outcomes. 

Methodology: This article is a comprehensive review of PUBMED from the year 2001 to 2017.

Conclusion: Revascularization/revitalization procedures performed according to the current clinical protocols have been able to achieve clinically and radiographically successful outcomes for immature necrotic permanent teeth. However, repair rather than true regeneration is achieved with the current protocols, and it is hoped that new research in the field of stem cell-based pulp engineering will pave the way for true pulp dentin regeneration and improve the treatment outcomes.

Keywords: Regenerative Endodontics; Revitalization; Immature Teeth


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Citation: Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany., et al. “Regenerative Endodontics”. EC Dental Science 19.2 (2020): 01-07.

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