The young immature tooth poses a challenge to treat due to the architecture of the root, which is short with thin walls and a wide open incompletely formed root tip. 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, resulting in an impact on efforts to retain the natural teeth – the ultimate goal of endodontic treatment.
This unique treatment often involves a 2 or multi-visit treatment procedure, whereby the first visit aims to clean and disinfect the pulp space and placement of an interim medicament. Occasionally, the medicament may need to be replaced to ensure complete disinfection. In the final visit, the treatment is completed and the tooth is sealed with a permanent restoration.
Your endodontist will advise you to return for reviews to monitor for healing and continued root growth.
Continued root development and growth are seen in successful cases.