Proactive, precision care that encourages healthy development: Apexogenesis procedure in Conyers, GA

Happy smiling woman

What starts as a small cavity eventually leads to pulp necrosis, or the death of the innermost tooth tissues, without appropriate treatment. That “appropriate treatment” largely means some sort of endodontic procedure, such as root canal therapy. Extraction is always a last resort, especially when patients in the Greater ATL have within their reach an experienced specialty team in Conyers Endodontic Center. As specialists, Drs Rolin Desir, Alison St. John, and Candace De Veaux know modern, sophisticated options are rarely that straightforward. The Apexogenesis procedure in Conyers, GA, presents a method to heighten the odds of pulp repair and elevate the long-term success of treatment to resolve inflammation and threats to the integrity of the natural tooth.

What is apexogenesis (and why it is recommended)

Traumatic injuries and extensive tooth decay can result in the need for endodontic treatment of “immature” teeth or those teeth that haven’t completely developed. The pulp’s nervy, blood vessel network continues to nourish the developing tooth. In these situations, the Conyers Endodontic Center assesses the health of both the pulp and the stage of the tooth’s overall development to determine the best course of action. Apexogenesis may be called upon to preserve vital tissue at the center or pulp of the tooth. In this way, the roots of the tooth may continue to develop with adequate closure of the apex at the ends of the tooth roots.

As with standard root canal therapy, the damaged pulp tissue is removed. But specialized techniques minimize further pulpal trauma. A medication is applied to the treatment site, which serves as a regenerative “base” to promote the growth of the root. A restoration is further placed to provide a maximum, lasting seal and to protect the treatment site. The area will be reevaluated regularly, to assure the roots are continuing to develop healthy. The goal is for the roots to form successfully, without any signs of pulp death, resorption, or disease affecting the areas around the root.

The longer the root is allowed to mature, the greater the chances of saving the tooth and maintaining a complete, natural smile. With uneventful healing, no additional retreatment is necessary.

Call the specialists in the root canal and related treatments to schedule an appointment, Conyers Endodontic Center, at (470) 486-6025. Serving the Greater ATL, we welcome patients from Covington, Loganville, Lithonia, Snellville, and environs to our Conyers, GA office.