Endodontic (Root Canal) Regeneration

Root Canal Regeneration

Endodontic (Root Canal) Regeneration is one of the most exciting developments in dentistry today.  With advanced tissue engineering research and knowledge we now have the chance of helping infected young immature permanent teeth continue root development.  An endodontist has the background in pulp biology,  dental trauma and understands the aspects of tissue engineering required to perform Endodontic (Root Canal) Regeneration.

Healing Infection and Encouraging Development

In the past an infected immature tooth was destined to remain undeveloped and weak with thin walls.  Many of these teeth may not remain intact through adulthood and would ultimately be lost.  Today, with the technology and research behind tissue engineering we can heal the infection and encourage the tooth to continue it's natural development.  It can result in a more sturdy and functional root.  This treatment can provide you with a promising impact on helping your child maintain their natural tooth.

Appointments and Technology for Endodontic Regeneration

Endodontic (Root Canal) Regeneration typically requires two appointments.   Most times a permanent restoration is placed in the tooth at the second appointment.  After that we may check the tooth at six month intervals for at least 2 years.  Changes in root thickness may be observed starting at 18 months after Endodontic (Root Canal) Regeneration.

Endodontists have the technology in their office that is needed for Regenerative Endodontics.  The surgical operating microscope allows us to visualize the space so that we are able to carefully treat the root canal.  The 3D digital CBCT can help us measure and see the rate of healing or growth.

An endodontist’s ultimate goal is to help maintain the original dentition.  

We have the technology to help your child.