Endodontics is an area of dentistry which gives rise to an increasing amount of dental board complaints and litigation. Endodontic procedures can be very challenging and technically demanding.
The endodontic quality guidelines provide a statement of good practices for dentists about to embark on endodontic treatment and, perhaps more importantly for patients, a greater understanding of the procedure they are about to have.
The guidelines include recommendations on:
- History, diagnosis and treatment planning
- Record keeping
- Infection control
- Maintenance of pulp vitality
- Root canal treatment
- Endodontic surgery
- Assessment of endodontic treatment
- Management of traumatic injuries.