Advanced Endodontics provides apexification in Central FL. Contact one of our offices to learn more and schedule an appointment.
What Is Apexification?
When an undeveloped tooth (or one that has suffered dental trauma) is infected and unable to heal, apexification is a procedure that places a barrier to close off an open apex. The apex is monitored over several months with calcium hydroxide added to the root canal system. This not only removes the infection but also stimulates calcification and helps to create and seal the barrier at the tooth’s root.
The procedure itself involves cleaning out the root canals and getting rid of infection and debris. Unhealthy pulp is removed at this time, too. Once that is done, the tip is sealed with a barrier to allow it to heal.
Apexifcations usually have a very high success rate with a positive impact on oral health.
Benefits of Apexification
There are a few benefits that stem from getting an apexification procedure, including:
- The ability to save your natural tooth – and avoid extraction
- The prevention of infection due to the formation of the barrier – there are no germs getting in
- Protect surrounding teeth from wear and tear
- Better overall oral health
- An enhanced smile
Frequently Asked Questions About Apexification
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