Will Endodontics Finally Get a Paradigm Shift?

Endodontic technologies and biomaterials have witnessed substantial advances in the last decade. In spite of these advances, some of the integral limitations in endodontic treatment continue to persist. Development of minimally invasive techniques that predictably disinfect the infected root canal system, reverse disease-mediated dentinal changes, improve mechanical integrity of root and regulate post-treatment healing response will all have the potential to transform current concepts in root canal treatment. This lecture will cover the application of engineered nanoparticles, the potential paradigm shift for the treatment of teeth with apical periodontitis.