Endodontics: Successful tooth preservation even in older patients – a central theme at IDS 2013

The success story of endodontics continues. Nowadays dentists have a large arsenal of instruments at their disposal to treat bacterial infections of the root canal. The standard equipment for dentists practicing endodontics includes magnifying spectacles with optimised LED lighting or, in more demanding situations, dental microscopes to assist them in visualizing the working area, which in most cases is very small. In addition, modern imaging methods make it possible to know the exact state of the root canal anatomy and to establish the conditions necessary for a targeted and comprehensive therapy. That’s why the long-term and sustainable preservation of teeth through endodontics is benefiting our aging society more and more. This makes possible the preservation of potential abutment teeth even in advanced old age.

In particular, mechanically rotating systems of files have contributed to this advance. These complete systems, which consist of only a few files, offer dentists a reliable instrument.

At the same time, modern methods provide for the chemical-mechanical disinfection of the root canal using ultrasonic principles or hydrodynamics.

All of the latest innovations in endodontics will be on display for trade visitors at IDS, the International Dental Show in Cologne, from 12th to 16th March 2013.

At IDS, endodontic specialists representing well-known companies from the dental sector will present the latest treatment strategies and procedures to an audience of trade visitors. In talks and discussions with experts, dentists and dental assistants will get a unique overview of the current state of endodontics. The world’s largest trade fair for dentistry offers a multitude of stimulating topics on subjects ranging from endodontic procedures in private practice to the integration of complex treatment systems at the expert level. Successful endodontic treatment increases the long-term chances of tooth retention and makes for satisfied patients, even in times of tighter financial resources in the healthcare system.

“In our population, the desire to keep one’s own teeth into old age is growing. This trend is taken into account at the International Dental Show in Cologne. From 12th to 16th March 2013, the world’s largest trade fair for dental medicine and dental technology will offer dentists and their assistants who are interested in endodontics the best opportunity to talk with specialists from exhibiting companies and experienced users in discussions about the whole spectrum of modern endodontic concepts and the current trends in treatments and diagnostics,” says Dr. Markus Heibach, Executive Director of the VDDI.

IDS takes place in Cologne every two years and is organized by the GFDI Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie mbH, the commercial enterprise of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers (VDDI) and staged by Koelnmesse GmbH, Cologne.