What Is Apexification?
Apexification is an endodontic treatment that’s administered alongside root canal therapy to save a tooth that’s been damaged by a traumatic dental injury. It’s usually only required for children who have damaged one of their permanent teeth before it has fully formed.
In this process, unhealthy pulp is removed from the tip of the tooth, then special medication is used to treat it and encourage hard tissue to form near the root tip. This closes the tooth and allows it to be treated with a traditional root canal.