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Minerva Stomatologica 2014 November-December;63(11-12):375-89

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language: English, Italian

Apexification, apexogenesis and regenerative endodontic procedures: a review of the literature

Corbella S., Ferrara G., El Kabbaney A., Taschieri S.

Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dentistry Sciences, University of Milan, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy


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AIM: Aim of this paper was to present the therapeutical approaches to the management of the immature apex and discuss the evolution of materials and techniques.
METHODS: A Medline search was performed limited to human studies published. The keywords searched were apexogenesis, apexification, pulp regeneration, revascularization.
RESULTS: Apexogenesis and apexification techniques using Calcium hydroxide or MTA give a high succes rate. Recent regeneration procedures may be helpful for apexification in non vital elements.
CONCLUSION: Calcium hydroxide is the gold standard material used in apexogenesis and apexification. New technologies are promoting the growing interest in strategies used for vitality preservation and pulp regeneration.

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