Apexification - Endodontic Treatment in Pico Rivera, South Gate & Santa Fe Springs

Molina Endodontics

(562) 904-1807

Specialized Endodontic Treatment

This is the specialized endodontic treatment of an immature tooth to produce more favorable conditions for root canal therapy. With it, we remove the unhealthy pulp and place a mineral trioxide aggregate (called MTA) paste into the root. This helps form a calcified barrier near the root tip.

Apexification is used to seal the open bottom part of a tooth root. This condition occurs when the root canals are not closed properly. Open root canals can lead to tooth infection. The soft substance known as tooth pulp may be infected if an opening allows bacteria inside.

Open root canals are often found in teeth that are not fully developed. Root ends may also get eroded by a process called resorption. Trauma is another possible cause.

Apexification is necessary if an opening makes it too difficult to seal the root end with traditional root canal treatments. More simply, apexification is used to form a hard barrier at the end of an open root tip.

For apexification treatment in Pico Rivera, Lynwood, South Gate, Downey and Santa Fe Springs, choose Molina Endodontics in LA County, CA. Call (562) 904-1807 for more information or simply use our convenient online Request An Appointment form. Se habla español.

Sonia Molina, DMD, MPH, is an experienced, highly skilled endodontist located in Downey, CA and serves Orange County, Los Angeles County, Inland Empire, Beach Cities and Las Vegas. Dr. Molina has practiced endodontics here since 1992. She provides exceptional one-on-one patient care for root canal therapy, retreatment, apicoectomy, apexification and oral/facial pain. She uses sedation dentistry for fearful patients and has one of the highest patient satisfaction ratings among Southern California endodontists.

8109 2nd Street, Suite 100
Downey, CA 90241
Telephone: (562) 904-1807
Fax: (562) 904-2119 www.MolinaEndo.com

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