Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Terry Isom, DMD, is a respected professional in the Portland, Oregon dental community who guides Isom Endodontics and provides experienced care that saves teeth through the use of root canal procedures. Dr. Terry L. Isom maintains a strong interest in developments in his field, including advancements in regenerative endodontics.
Developed over the past two decades, this expanding discipline involves facilitating root development in pulp systems which were previously infected and necrotic. Recommended by the American Association of Endodontists, this approach involves the use of "stem-cell-friendly" protocols. These involve disinfection of the root canal through a 1.5 percent sodium hypochlorite solution, followed by the use of biocompatible materials to encourage regeneration.
Particularly critical among young patients with incomplete root development, which impacts long-term tooth preservation, regenerative endodontics has expanded its applications in recent years to include adult patients with mature teeth. A number of clinical case reports have demonstrated the comprehensive resolution of pulp necrosis in adult teeth through such techniques. These successful outcomes extend to mature teeth that had experienced pulp canal obliteration and significant periapical lesions.