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1 Scope of Endodontics Definition: Endodontic is that branch of dentistry concerned with diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention of disease and injuries of the pulp and periapical tissues. Objectives: The objective of endodontic treatment is To render the affected tooth biologically acceptable, i.e. 1) Symptom free, 2) Functional, 3) Without diagnosable pathosis. Basic phases of endodontic treatment: There are three basic phases of endodontic treatment: 1) Diagnostic phase. 2) Preparatory phase. 3) Obliteration phase. 1) Diagnostic phase: In which the disease to be treated is determined and the treatment plan is developed. 2) Preparatory phase: In which the contents of the root canal are removed and the canal is prepared to receive filling material. 3) Obliteration phase: In which the canal is filled or obliterated with an inert material to obtain a hermatic seal as close as possible to the cemento - dentinal junction.
2 The three basic phases of endodontics are similar to : 1. Three legged stool with each leg giving support to successful endodontics in which the phase is observed. 2. Just as the stool will topple if one of the legs is broken the success of endodontic treatment depends one observation of all the three phases.

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