Endodontic tissue regeneration: a review for tissue engineers and dentists

last updated: 2024-03-04
TitleEndodontic tissue regeneration: a review for tissue engineers and dentists
Publication TypeReview Paper
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsAstudillo-Ortiz E., Babo P. S., Sunde P. T., Galler K. M., Gómez-Florit M., and Gomes M. E.
Abstract Text

The paradigm shift in the endodontic field from replacement toward regenerative therapies has witnessed the ever-growing research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine targeting pulp-dentin complex in the past few years. Abundant literature on the subject that has been produced, however, is scattered over diverse areas of knowledge. Moreover, the terminology and concepts are not always consensual, reflecting the range of research fields addressing this subject, from endodontics to biology, genetics, and engineering, among others. This fact triggered some misinterpretations, mainly when the denominations of different approaches were used as synonyms. The evaluation of results is not precise, leading to biased conjectures. Therefore, this literature review aims to conceptualize the commonly used terminology, summarize the main research areas on pulp regeneration, identify future trends, and ultimately clarify whether we are really on the edge of a paradigm shift in contemporary endodontics toward pulp regeneration.

JournalTissue Engineering, Part B: Reviews
Date Published2023-10-12
KeywordsDental pulp, regeneration, repair, Tissue engineering
Peer reviewedno

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