Apexification in Central Florida

Advanced Endodontics offers Apexification throughout Central Florida, with offices in Lake Mary, Clermont, Orlando, Port Orange, and Winter Park. Call (352) 404-5550 to learn more or schedule an appointment.

What Is Apexification? 

When an undeveloped tooth (or one that has suffered dental trauma) is infected and unable to heal, apexification is a procedure that places a barrier to close off an open apex. The apex is monitored over several months with calcium hydroxide added to the root canal system. This not only removes the infection but also stimulates calcification and helps to create and seal the barrier at the tooth’s root. 

The procedure itself involves cleaning out the root canals and getting rid of infection and debris. Unhealthy pulp is removed at this time, too. Once that is done, the tip is sealed with a barrier to allow it to heal. 

Apexifcations usually have a very high success rate with a positive impact on oral health.  

Benefits of Apexification

There are a few benefits that stem from getting an apexification procedure, including: 

  • The ability to save your natural tooth – and avoid extraction
  • The prevention of infection due to the formation of the barrier – there are no germs getting in
  • Protect surrounding teeth from wear and tear
  • Better overall oral health
  • An enhanced smile

Why Choose Advanced Endodontics?

At Advanced Endodontics, we want to offer the greatest opportunity for a lifetime of oral health. And we help our patients find success by offering our dedication and commitment as well as precision and experience. We understand you have a choice when it comes to finding an endodontist for your apexification procedure. However, you won’t want to settle. 

Advanced Endodontics is the top-referred endodontist practice by dentists in the Central Florida area. And we are here for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Apexification

Is apexification necessary?

Apexification may be necessary along with a root canal treatment for a tooth that has suffered dental trauma or has not properly developed. Your endodontist will be able to tell you whether or not apexification is necessary for your oral health.

Can the barrier created in an apexification fail?

While anything is possible, the barrier created in apexification generally has a very high success rate in keeping out unwanted germs and bacteria.

How long does it take the barrier to form with an apexification?

The barrier varies from person to person, but it can take anywhere between 6 and 24 months for the barrier to form.

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