Pulp Regeneration: The Ultimate Goal of Regenerative Endodontics
What Is Pulp Regeneration?
In the past, once the pulp of a tooth became diseased, there were few options other than root canal treatment, which leaves the tooth in place but with no living tissue inside. Pulp regeneration seeks to help the dental pulp heal and regenerate from an infection, restoring the tooth to a healthy condition.
How Does Pulp Regeneration Treatment Work?
In pulp regeneration treatment, Dr. Bryant uses tooth regeneration scaffolding (which may be made of collagen, fibrin, or man-made polymers, as well as stem cells derived from the patient’s pulp or bone marrow) to encourage the damaged tooth to repair itself. The controlled delivery of antibiotics eliminates the infection and growth factors stimulate pulp regeneration. In a successful procedure, a root canal will no longer be necessary.
Where to Get Pulp Regeneration in Knoxville, Tennessee
Time is of the essence in all types of dental treatment. If you have a problem tooth and you want to give it its best chance to recover, give Bryant Family Dentistry a call at (865) 693 -7631 or send us an email to schedule an appointment so that Dr. Bryant can determine whether you are a good candidate for pulp regeneration.