Pulp regeneration is used to restore diseased or damaged dental pulp and to assist in healing. This should encourage dentin repair with the use of tooth regeneration scaffolding, a biodegradable substance that will encourage the tooth to repair itself. The scaffolding could be collagen, fibrin, or man-made polymers. If the procedure is successful, it can remove the need for a root canal.
Your endodontist will use stem cells derived from your own pulp or bone marrow combined with nanofiber-based material that will create the scaffolding upon which the tooth can regenerate. This is different from a root canal, which replaces the pulp with a filler.
The endodontist will mix existing pulp with the nanofiber material. This is reinserted into your tooth. It will create a platform within your tooth that allows the controlled delivery of antibiotics. This eliminates infection and allows controlled release of growth factors to stimulate pulp regeneration.
Several follow-up visits with your endodontist will be needed to monitor the tooth for recovery and possible infection.
The practices below offer this specialty care. Select a practice that best meets your budget and availability for appointments.
Our staff of dental residents (licensed dentists completing advanced training) provide root canal treatment and similar services by referral.
Average Cost: Fees average 60% of the cost of private practice
Appointment Time: Slightly longer than private practice
Education: Graduate dentists completing advanced training in Endodontics
Board-certified endodontists who are also faculty members in the School of Dentistry see patients at this clinic at prices comparable to what you would pay at a private practice.
Average Cost: Equal to private practice
Appointment Time: Equal to private practice
Education: Specialists who also teach at the School of Dentistry