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N Y State Dent J. 1999 May;65(5):23-5.

Apexification & apexogenesis.

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SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, Department of Endodontics, USA.


When there is pulpal involvement of permanent teeth with incompletely formed roots, techniques for the induction of apical closure should be completed before endodontic therapy is begun. Apexification is a method of inducing a calcified barrier at the apex of a nonvital tooth with incomplete root formation. Apexogenesis refers to a vital pulp therapy procedure performed to encourage physiological development and formation of the root end.

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