WHAT ARE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF ENDODONTICS?
Endodontics is the branch of clinical dentistry associated with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the pathosis of the dental pulp and their sequelae.
It includes the study of basic sciences like biology of normal pulp, etiology, pathology and treatment of various pulpal diseases.
Aims and objectives of the endodontic therapy are:
- Diagnosis of various pulpal diseases.
- To identify various etiological factors for pulpal and periapical diseases.
- Maintain vitality of the pulp.
- Preserve and store the tooth with damaged and necrotic pulp.
- Preserve and restore the teeth which have failed to the previous endodontic therapy, to allow the tooth to remain functional in the dental arch.
Thus, we can say that the primary goal of endodontic therapy is to create an environment within the root canal system which allows the healing and continued maintenance of the health of the periradicular tissue.