Regeneration & Apexification

Traumatic injuries sometimes results in a young immature root with incomplete root formation that needs endodontics therapy. Regenerative endodontics is one of the most exciting developments in dentistry today and endodontists are at the forefront of this cutting-edge research. Regenerative endodontics uses the concept of tissue engineering to restore the root canals to a healthy state, allowing for continued development of the root and surrounding tissue. Endodontists’ knowledge in the fields of pulp biology, dental trauma, and tissue engineering can be applied to deliver biologically based regenerative endodontic and/or apexification treatments of necrotic immature permanent teeth resulting in continued root development, increased thickness in the dentinal walls and apical closure. These developments have a promising impact on efforts to retain the natural dentition, the ultimate goal of endodontic treatment. Please feel free to schedule a consultation to discuss regeneration and apexification options for young patients with possible necrotic immature permanent teeth following a traumatic injury.