Endodontics in General Practice

Severe oral disease can result in tooth loss, and the prevalence of complete tooth loss is increasing rapidly in low- and middle-income countries. Today, close to 30% of the world’s population aged 65–74 lose all their natural teeth. Saving the natural tooth is often the preferred choice when weighing treatment options for dental patients.

Today, close to 30% of the world’s population aged 65–74 lose all their natural teeth.

Endodontics (in Greek, ‘endo’ means ‘inside’ and ‘odont’ means ‘tooth’) is the branch of dentistry concerning the conservation and treatment of dental pulp and tissues surrounding the roots of the tooth. An endodontist is a specialist in preserving the natural tooth, by performing root canal treatment, cracked tooth repair, dental trauma treatment, and surgery, among other procedures.

For the protection of the natural tooth

The Endodontics in General Practice project was launched in 2018 to highlight the importance of endodontics in daily dental practice and guide general dentists on the provision of optimal endodontic care. The project develops resources to identify challenges and improve the provision of endodontic care and proposes calls to action for policymakers and advocates to shape improved systems for endodontic care.

Project goals

Highlight the importance of endodontics in daily dental practice

Guide general dentists on the provision of optimal endodontic care

Identify challenges in the provision of endodontic care in daily dental practice and propose solutions and calls to action

The Endodontics in General Practice project is supported by Dentsply Sirona.

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