Apexification & apexogenesis

N Y State Dent J. 1999 May;65(5):23-5.

Abstract

When there is pulpal involvement of permanent teeth with incompletely formed roots, techniques for the induction of apical closure should be completed before endodontic therapy is begun. Apexification is a method of inducing a calcified barrier at the apex of a nonvital tooth with incomplete root formation. Apexogenesis refers to a vital pulp therapy procedure performed to encourage physiological development and formation of the root end.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Calcification, Physiologic / physiology*
  • Calcium Hydroxide / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Dental Pulp / injuries
  • Dental Pulp Diseases / therapy*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Periapical Diseases / therapy
  • Pulpotomy
  • Root Canal Filling Materials / therapeutic use
  • Root Canal Therapy / methods
  • Tooth Apex / growth & development
  • Tooth Apex / physiology*
  • Tooth Fractures / therapy
  • Tooth Root / growth & development
  • Tooth, Nonvital / therapy

Substances

  • Root Canal Filling Materials
  • Calcium Hydroxide