Special Issue "Endodontics: from Microbiology to Clinical Procedures"
A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2020).
The etiology underlying most endodontic problems is the infection sustained by microbiological agents. Bacteria invade the endodontic space, leading to pulpitis, pulp necrosis, and later involving the apical periodontium. In treated teeth, persistent infection is the main agent of failure, with the persistence of disease. Enterococcus faecalis is the main species associated with the persistence of infection, although, day by day, an increasing number of species are showed to be linked to endodontic treatment failure due to intra- and extraradicular infections. Clinical shaping, disinfection, and filling of the root canal go to the microbiological aspects of infection. These clinical steps have to guarantee maximum performance on removal and disinfection of the root system. The goal of this Special Issue is to provide scientific evidence on the use of new clinical procedures and new endodontic materials designed to reduce and eliminate endodontic infection. Furthermore, the purpose of this Special Issue includes the evaluation of new shaping techniques, root canal filling, and disinfections aiming to eliminate and reduce the bacterial biofilm, with particular attention to those studies that investigate the microbiological aspects of endodontic infections. I am proud to invite you to present new studies, systematic reviews, and narrative reviews dealing with the microbiological aspects of endodontic infections and new clinical procedures aimed at reducing primary and secondary endodontic infection.
Prof. Mario Dioguardi
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- persistent infection
- root canal disinfection
- endodontic failure
- endodontic treatment
- root canal therapy