Guide to Apexogenesis and Apexification Treatments in Columbus
For patients with underdeveloped roots, endodontic specialists carefully implement a treatment plan using apexogenesis or apexification procedures. Learn about the difference between the two treatments and how Central Ohio Endodontics surgeons in Columbus can restore root and tooth health for a long-lasting healthy smile.
Apexogenesis Treatment in Columbus
Our Columbus apexogenesis specialists will typically opt for apexogenesis treatment if a child or adult patient experiences a trauma, injury, or infection of the tooth pulp. This procedure encourages the root to continue development as the pulp is healed. Soft tissue is covered with medication to encourage growth. The tip of the root (apex) will continue to close as the child gets older. In turn, the walls of the root canal will thicken. If the pulp heals, no additional treatment will be necessary. The more mature the root becomes, the better the chance to save the tooth.
Apexification Treatment in Columbus
In this case, the unhealthy pulp is completely removed as it is not viable to heal on its own. Columbus apexification specialists place medication into the root to help a hard tissue form near the root tip. This hardened tissue provides a barrier for the root canal filling. At this point, the root canal walls will not continue to develop, making the tooth susceptible to fractures. So it is important to have the tooth properly restored by your dentist.
Contact Us to Learn More About Apexogenesis or Apexification Treatment in Columbus
When you’re seeking professional care for tooth health, Central Ohio Endodontics is here to provide efficient and effective apexogenesis or apexification treatment. We have three convenient locations providing Columbus apexogenesis and apexification procedures in Westerville, Dublin, or Worthington that are ready to schedule your consultation.