Apexogenesis

This procedure is performed on immature teeth of pediatric patients.  If only a portion of the pulp tissue has been damaged, it can be removed, and the healthy tissue left intact.  This procedure is typically only possible in children, as the blood supply to childrens teeth is much greater than mature, “adult” teeth.  The benefit of this procedure is it allows the root of the tooth to continue developing, increasing its strength and chances of long term survival.