Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics are two branches of dentistry that focus on preserving and restoring the natural teeth. Conservative Dentistry aims to prevent tooth damage and decay, while Endodontics aims to save teeth that have already been damaged.
Some of the common conditions of tooth damage are:
By working together, both fields of dentistry can help to preserve the natural teeth and prevent the need for invasive procedures such as extractions and dental implants. The specialist MDS in this field is known as Endodontist.
Natural enamel and natural dentin are still the best dental materials in existence, and thus, minimally invasive procedures that conserve more of the original, healthy tooth structure must be the first course of action in any dental intervention.
Treatments falling under Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics are:
Fortunately, the current era of dentistry has witnessed the development of new materials, new techniques, and new instruments that make conservative dentistry practical and ultraconservative dentistry a reality.