When a child’s permanent tooth erupts, the roots still have several years of necessary growth. The immature, incompletely formed root end is a vital source of growth factors that play a role in full root growth including thicker root walls and closure at the root end called the apex. In some cases, an incompletely formed adult tooth will experience problems and pulpal regeneration may be just the right treatment option.
Regeneration procedures are uniquely suited for immature permanent teeth creating an environment where root formation can continue. Meet with Dr. Fry and find out if this innovative process might make a difference in your case.