The management of immature permanent teeth with nerve damage (in children) is challenging. The root canal system is often difficult to clean and the root walls are thin and are at an increased risk for subsequent fracture. This results in a restorative problem since implants are generally contraindicated in young patients with a growing craniofacial skeleton.
Regenerative endodontic therapy provides an alternative treatment approach that builds on the principles of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The aim of the therapy is to successfully treat these challenging cases by regenerating functional nerve tissue utilizing protocols referred to as regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs).
For more information on this emerging area of endodontics, please refer to the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) link below: