Most people believe the only way to save a dying tooth is with a root canal. For some, there is an alternative — revascularization. This endodontic procedure on immature necrotic teeth uses a technique that restores blood flow to the tooth and saves the living tissue inside of it.
Revascularization is a tricky technique, but the doctors at Northwest Arkansas Endodontic Specialists are experts and this procedure. We will evaluate you to see if your tooth is a good candidate for revascularization. If it is, we can use this technique to save your tooth! You don't have to lose a damaged tooth. Before deciding on an extraction, visit us and see what possibilities we can offer!
Revascularization can restore a dead or dying tooth and eliminate the need for a root canal or an extraction. It can also strengthen your jaw and prevent deterioration around a dead root.
Revascularization can revive a tooth and prevent the need for a root canal.
Revascularization saves the tooth by keeping it alive and viable, thereby eliminating the need for a tooth extraction.
The root of a dead tooth dies and shrivels, weakening the bone structure around it. Revascularization prevents this.
Revascularization brings the tooth root and pulp back to life, saving the tooth and your smile!
Revascularization is the restoration of blood vessels and nerves to the inner portion of a tooth, bringing it back to life and saving the tooth from being pulled or needing a root canal.
A small hole is drilled into the tooth and the dead portion is removed. A compound is put into the tooth to medicate it and stimulate healing. After a couple of weeks, the compound is removed and the root is made to bleed inside the root, which stimulates healing and restores the pulp of the tooth.
Because the tooth is dead initially, there should be little to no pain. The tooth takes time to heal itself — on average, about 22 days. You should be able to eat and drink normally during that time.
Yes! Revascularization is a safe treatment and is effective in a vast majority of cases.
Make sure your teeth are cleaned thoroughly before coming to the office. If you are opting for full sedation, we recommend not eating or drinking at least 6 hours before coming in for your procedure.
Every patient we see and every tooth we touch is being reviewed and judged by one of our peers in the dental field. As endodontists, if we weren't good at our jobs, we could never hide it. That’s why we desire to be exceptional in all of our work. Doing great work not only helps our patients heal, but it’s also a challenge that we welcome.
Three doctors, years of exceptional skills, and a team filled with caring and compassion. That's what we bring to our patients. But don't take our word for it — see what our patients are saying!
"Dr. Katherine was amazing. She explained everything and was very kind and gentle, as gentle as one can be with a root canal. I certainly wouldn’t hope for an opportunity to revisit, but if it comes I know I’ll be in good hands. Thank you."
"It was completely painfree - to the point where I almost fell asleep. What must have been a routine procedure for Dr. Behrents has been a life changer for me, and they took my insurance no problem. I'm forever grateful and so appreciative of the work they did!"
"What an amazing place - what an amazing doctor. Thank you so much for an enjoyable visit! Dr. Townsend and team, thank you so much for all you do. while I hope I don’t have to come see you again soon, if I do - I know you’ll take amazing care of me."
"Katherine is very patient, positive, and very responsive. She was able to get me in first thing Monday morning after an incident happened to me. Would recommend everyone to book an appointment with her. Trust me! Get your root canal done by her. Katherine is SO sweet and will definitely help you feel tremendously better."
"Honestly the best dental experience I’ve ever had. I was in and out for a root canal in under an hour and didn’t feel a thing. Pretty sure I fell asleep during the procedure."
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