Regenerative Endodontics Clyde NC
Your tooth pulp is the connective tissue in the innermost part of your tooth. It helps in tooth formation by supplying nutrients and oxygen to developing permanent teeth. It also attaches your tooth to your jawbone. However, dental pulp might develop an infection or become inflamed from tooth decay, dental trauma, fractures, or radiation, leading to pulpitis or pulp necrosis. The most effective way to restore pulpal function is regenerative endodontics. Our experienced endodontist at Carolina Mountain Endodontics will examine your tooth pulp to determine if you are an ideal candidate for regenerative endodontic procedures.
What Is Regenerative Endodontics?
Regenerative endodontics is a dental treatment option for repairing damaged tooth pulp. It employs tissue engineering to regenerate new tooth pulp, reversing the effects of pulpitis and pulp necrosis. The primary objective of this treatment is to fill the pulp chamber with live tissue, restoring pulpal function and promoting healing of damaged or diseased dental tissues.
Who Is the Right Candidate for Regenerative Endodontics?
Anyone with inflamed tooth pulp or an infected root canal should consider endodontic treatment. Our endodontist will recommend regenerative endodontics for patients with immature apex and necrotic tooth pulp. Common signs that you require endodontic treatment include biting sensitivity, soft-tissue swelling, bone tenderness, abnormal sensitivity to hot or cold, and throbbing pain. Visit our endodontist for a thorough dental evaluation.
What to Expect During Regenerative Endodontics
Regenerative endodontics might require two or three visits, depending on the extent of the damage or inflammation. The first phase entails cleaning and disinfecting the root canal system. After a comprehensive dental examination, our endodontist will administer local anesthesia and isolate the infected tooth with a rubber dam. We will then remove the dead tooth pulp, irrigate the site, place antimicrobial medication, and seal the tooth to protect it from contamination.
Your next visit might be after three or four weeks. Our endodontist will examine the site for symptoms. You may not have to schedule a third appointment if the tooth is infection-free. After applying local anesthesia, we will use highly sterilized instruments to induce bleeding and place bioactive molecules in the pulp chamber to encourage the growth of new stem cells. The last step entails placing a collagen barrier above the clot to prevent infections. We will prescribe various medications for pain management. Follow-up observation might be at three, six, nine, and 12 months.
Benefits of Regenerative Endodontics
While regenerative endodontics is a relatively new field, it offers numerous benefits. First, it restores your tooth pulp without using inert materials. We will place bioactive molecules in the pulp chamber, promoting the growth of live tissue and tapping into your natural healing process.
It has no risk of causing allergic reactions or biocompatibility issues. It also strengthens your dentinal walls and protects the root canal from fractures. As such, regenerative endodontics provides long-term results, ensuring optimum oral health.
Book an Appointment for Regenerative Endodontics
Regenerative endodontics is the most effective dental option for restoring a damaged or inflamed tooth pulp. We offer quality endodontic treatment at Carolina Mountain Endodontics. Contact us at (828) 627-1999 to schedule an appointment with our endodontist for regenerative endodontic treatment.