apexification

a·pex·i·fi·ca·tion

(ā-pek'si-fi-kā'shŭn),
Induced tooth root development or closure of the root apex by hard tissue deposition.

apexification

[-if′ikā′shən]
Etymology: L, apex + facere, to make
a process of promoting apical closure of the root in an endodontically treated tooth by placement of calcium hydroxide paste or other tissue-tolerant material in the root canal after an apicoectomy.

a·pex·i·fi·ca·tion

(ā-pek'si-fi-kā'shŭn)
Induced tooth root development or closure of the root apex by hard tissue deposition.

a·pex·i·fi·ca·tion

(ā-pek'si-fi-kā'shŭn)
Treatment to induce formation of an incomplete apex with a necrotic pulp.

apexification (āpek´sifikā´shə),

n the process of induced root development or apical closure of the root by hard tissue deposition.

apexification

stimulation to form a closed apex in a tooth with necrotic pulp.
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MTA materials have demonstrated acceptable biocompatible behaviour and also exhibited acceptable in vivo biologic performance when used for root-end fillings, perforation repairs, pulp-capping and pulpotomy, and apexification treatment in children [Roberts et al.
There were no sign of broken bone or other pathological findings and the apexification of II almost complete of II.
2]) has been historically used as a major ingredient for pulp capping or to establish apical closure and avoid surgery in the apexification procedure (1).
MTA materials have excellent potential as pulp-capping and pulpotomy medicaments, as an apical and furcation restorative material as well as preparation for apexogenesis and apexification treatments [Roberts et al.
Microleakage of accelerated mineral trioxide aggregate and Portland cement in an in vitro apexification model.
Developed at Loma Linda University, USA in 1993 for root-end obturation, MTA is now used in procedures such as direct pulp capping, pulpotomy, apexification and repair of root and furcal perforations [Torabinejad and Chivian, 1999].
Orthograde MTA apexification resulted in more leakage than surgical placement of MTA as a root-end filling, due to difficult access and condensation associated with minimal resistance of an open apex [Hachmeister et al.
The sealing ability and retention characteristics of mineral trioxide aggregate in a model of apexification.
The treatment options for 37 were partial pulpotomy, cervical pulpotomy, pulpectomy and apexification therapy or extraction.
Apexification therapy and root canal treatment was not an option in this case because of time and cost implications.