Apexification

Apexification

If you have sustained an injury that has moved a tooth out of place, chipped or cracked a tooth, or knocked a tooth out completely, you should see our endodontist right away for emergency care. While the injury may not cause severe pain, it can lead to a serious infection or issues with the surrounding healthy teeth that will require complex, costly dental treatment later on.

What is Apexification?

In this case, the unhealthy pulp is removed. OC Dental Specialties of Laguna Hills Endodontist places medication into the root to help a hard tissue form near the root tip. This hardened tissue provides a barrier for the root canal filling. At this point, the root canal walls will not continue to develop, making the tooth susceptible to fractures. So it is important to have the tooth properly restored by your dentist.
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