What is Regenerative Endodontics?

Endodontists delve into the world of regenerative medicine with evidence of tissue restoration after regenerative endodontic therapy. Endodontics has recently joined other medical practices in the venture of exploring regenerative treatment methods through stem cell research. At Professional Endodontics, we make it a priority to keep up to date with all advances in our field and so we’ve been keeping a close eye on case studies and discoveries regarding this new treatment method. So far, we know that regenerative endodontic therapy aims to successfully treat challenging cases of pulpal necrosis by regenerating functional pulpal tissue utilizing protocols referred to as regenerative endodontic procedures (REP). But, to further understand the process and intent of these procedures, Professional Endodontics breaks it down below. A Broad View of Regenerative Endodontic Therapy According to the publication Endodontics: Colleagues For Excellence in an issue titled Regenerative Endodontics, regenerative endodontic therapy can be defined as “biologically based procedures designed to replace damaged structures, including dentin and root structures, as well as cells of the pulp-dentin complex.” Through tissue engineering, endodontists have witnessed that “healing of apical periodontitis, continued development of the root apex and increased thickness of the root canal wall of immature teeth with pulpal [...]