New Frontiers in Endodontics
Regenerative endodontics is an exciting new concept that seeks to apply the advances in tissue engineering to the regeneration of the pulp. Multiple case reports have shown the ability for previously decayed, immature teeth to “regenerate” pulp-like tissue allowing for continued development of the tooth.
Traditionally, when an immature tooth became decayed, root development was stopped and the goal was to create some kind of barrier. The downside to this treatment was length of treatment time and weak, short, thin roots that remained.
Multiple case reports have shown the ability to remove the decayed tissue and stimulate regeneration of pulpal-like tissue into the canal. This allows for the continued growth of the immature root. The tooth walls thicken and the length of root increases.This is a completely new way of approaching regenerative endodontics in Malvern and provides a glimpse at exciting new horizons in endodontics and tissue engineering.