Regenerative Endodontic Procedures
Traditionally, when an immature tooth suffers root damage, we perform an apexification to harden the root end and close the canal. While effective, also means that the tooth’s root will not continue to develop. A new procedure, regenerative endodontics, might be available as an alternative. With regenerative endodontics, we instead revive or regenerate the tooth’s natural tissue so the root can continue growing.
In a little more than 10 years, regenerative endodontics has made a significant impact. This advancement in endodontic treatment has meant that teeth belonging to young patients of 7 to 16 years of age can be restored to allow them to keep growing. Resulting in the benefit of a natural tooth for life, with normal care and maintenance.
It is even more important to ensure young teeth are protected through endodontic treatment – we want your teeth to not only look good, but also be functional and last you for your lifetime.
Regenerative endodontics uses the concept of tissue engineering to restore the canals to a healthy state. The benefits of this method include continued root development and strengthened hard tissues to prevent potential fractures. Though tissue regeneration procedures are still in their infancy, studies suggest that “dead,” immature teeth are capable of regenerating pulp-like tissues that foster root development.
Our endodontist is committed to staying up to date with the latest endodontic treatments that allow us to provide conservative and lasting care. We will discuss your or your child’s options during the initial consultation. At Australian Dental Specialists we will always work with you for the best outcome, keeping you fully informed and working within your budget. We are sensitive to kids fears and will make the experience as forgettable as possible.
Our endodontist is committed to staying up to date with the latest endodontic treatments that allow us to provide conservative and lasting care. We will discuss your options during your initial consultation.
Other Root Canal Therapy Procedures
Cracked teeth demonstrate many types of symptoms, including pain when chewing, temperature sensitivities, or even the release of biting pressure.
Injuries to the mouth may cause teeth to be pushed or dislodged from their sockets. We may need to reposition and stabilise your tooth.
Root canal therapy is a conservative procedure undertaken by an endodontist to save teeth. It is a commonly performed dental treatment and has documented success rates of over 90%.
Internal bleaching, also referred to as walking bleach, is a technique that is used to whiten the appearance of teeth. Internal bleaching is conducted under the direction of a dentist.
Root end sugery or apicoectomy is the most common surgery used to save damaged teeth. Occasionally, root canal therapy will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery.
There are cases where a tooth that received root canal treatment may fail toheal or pain may continue to exist. The failure can occur months or years after the intial treatment.