If you have a tooth that is non-vital and has improper root formation, which can be diagnosed by our Palisades endodontist at Rockland Endodontics, then a viable treatment would be the use of apexification. Apexification is a procedure that would precede getting a root canal therapy to complete the treatment for that tooth.
There are two main kinds of apexification procedures. The first type involves several treatments and takes place over several months, and removes the unhealthy pulp from the infected tooth and replaces it with calcium with calcium hydroxide. This calcium hydroxide treatment encourages the hard tissue that is necessary at the tip of the root in order to continue with root canal therapy, as it provides a barrier for the filling that is part of your root canal treatment.
The second type of apexification is known as the mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) approach, and it can be completed within one visit to our Palisades endodontist. This procedure involves inserting mineral trioxide aggregate paste into the root of the affected tooth instead of calcium hydroxide. This quicker treatment is not applicable to every patient. When you visit Rockland Endodontics for a consultation and examination, our Palisades endodontist will decide which treatment is best suited for your needs.
If you have any questions or concerns about apexification treatment or any other service provided by our Palisades endodontist at Rockland Endodontics, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us by phone or by sending us a message using the Contact form on our practice’s website. If you are ready to schedule an appointment for an examination or a consultation regarding apexification or any other endodontic work you may need done, you can either call our office to speak with one of our friendly staff members, or you may choose to request your desired appointment time online. We encourage you to take note of the New Patient Information provided on our website and fill out any forms necessary in advance to speed the process of your visit here for your own personal convenience. We hope to be in touch with you soon at Rockland Endodontics.