Management of Immature Permanent Teeth With Pulpal Necrosis: A Case Series

McTigue, Dennis J.; Subramanian, Kumar; Kumar, Ashok
January 2013
Pediatric Dentistry;Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p55
Academic Journal
Case Study
The management of immature permanent teeth with necrotic pulps has changed in recent years from apexification techniques to regenerative endodontic procedures, which enable apexogenesis with physiologic maturation of the roots. This regenerative technique lies squarely in the endodontist's scope of practice, but children presenting with necrotic immature incisors may pose behavior management problems that endodontists are untrained and unwilling to handle. Treatment of these immature permanent teeth provides an excellent opportunity for collaboration and shared patient management between pediatric dentists and endodontists that can yield optimal clinical outcomes. The purpose of this paper was to report a series of 32 regenerative endodontic cases in 28 children treated at the Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. The report describes procedural and patient management issues and the need for a collaborative relationship between pediatric dentists and endodontists in tackling these challenging cases


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