Pulpal Regeneration

Pulpal regeneration is the procedure by which unhealthy pulp tissue can be removed from the inside of an immature (developing) permanent tooth.  Medications are placed inside the pulp chamber in order to induce formation of living replacement tissue.  This new tissue functions in a similar manner to an uninjured dental pulp by allowing the root of the tooth to continue to develop and grow.  When indicated, an advantage of this technique over conventional root canal therapy in children is a stronger tooth that is less likely to weaken or fracture in the future.