The regenerative dental medicine in dentistry stream conducts a wide range of translational research. It includes molecular biology, tissue engineering and stem cells focusing on replacement, engineer or regeneration of damaged tissues or organs thereby restoring normal functionality of organs. For some teeth, tissue regeneration in the pulp chamber is not possible.
Biological therapies based on growth and differentiation factors that speed up or stimulate a natural biological regeneration are anticipated to transform the practise of dentistry. It has been particularly effective in treating adult teeth in youngsters whose vitality has been diminished as a result of trauma. In fact, dentistry precedes restorative medicine in practise and has been at the forefront of it.