Regenerative Endodontic Procedures

Regenerative endodontics is one of the most exciting developments in dentistry today and endodontists are at the forefront of this cutting-edge research. 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. Endodontist‘s knowledge in the fields of pulp biology, dental trauma and tissue engineering can be applied to deliver biologically based regenerative endodontic treatment of necrotic immature permanent teeth resulting in continued root development, increased thickness in the dentinal walls and apical closure. These developments in regeneration of a functional pulp-dentin complex have a promising impact on efforts to retain the natural dentition, the ultimate goal of endodontic treatment.

Case #1: Note the continuation of tooth formation in tooth #29 on this 11 year old Asian male who was diagnosed with dens evaginatus.  Regenerative endodontics was performed. Vitality testing resulted in a positive response to cold at the 1 year follow-up.

Case was treated by Dr. Michael Cotter

 Patient's secured tooth
 Close-up of patient's secured tooth
X-ray of tooth to be treated
 Tooth with inside removed
 Tooth with inside filled with MTA
 X-ray of treated tooth
 X-rays of treated tooth
Follow-up x-ray of treated tooth