The Study and Relevance of Pulp Chamber Anatomy in Endodontics - A Comprehensive Review

Eur Endod J. 2024 Jan 1;9(1):18-34. doi: 10.14744/eej.2023.76598. Epub 2023 Nov 22.


With the ever-increasing understanding of tooth anatomy, there is a renewed focus on the pulp chamber as an important component of the root canal system. For example, the pulp chamber is of critical relevance during diagnostic procedures such as pulp sensibility tests, deep caries removal, vital pulp treatments, access cavity preparation, tooth whitening, tooth restoration as well as methods for examining the floor of the pulp chamber to aid the detection of root canal orifices or the presence of perforations and cracks. The more recent concept of minimal invasive endodontics has also created a need to understand better the anatomy of the pulp chamber. The purpose of this article is to discuss the research methods used to study pulp chamber anatomy and the significance of the pulp chamber in endodontic research and clinical practice. In addition, directions for future research are emphasised.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dental Pulp Cavity
  • Endodontics*
  • Root Canal Preparation / methods
  • Root Canal Therapy / methods
  • Tooth*