Apexification with apical growth and closure using Metapex in a Necrotic Immature Permanent Tooth with Periapical abscess: A Case Report with 16 months follow-up.

Apexification of a Necrotic Infected Immature Permanent Tooth.

  • Vipin Ahuja PROFESSOR (MDS)
  • Annapurna Ahuja PROFESSOR
  • Arunima
Keywords: Apexification, Metapex, Calcium hydroxide, Young permanent tooth, Immature permanent teeth


The purpose of this report is to present the case of a patient wherein apexification of an immature permanent maxillary left central incisor tooth was induced by the Metapex paste (Calcium hydroxide and Iodoform). It has been reported in the literature of dentistry that apexification treatment in teeth with open apex is more than 40 years old. Apexification procedures had been carried out in different ways using various techniques and materials. Regardless of the type of materials used for apexification method by different authors, apexification procedures appear to be the most subtle and accepted clinical practice in non-vital young permanent teeth. In our case, radiographic examination showed the start of apical closure 6 months after the completion of the treatment protocol. The growth of root end and complete apical closure was confirmed 16 months after the treatment, indicating the implausible potential of Metapex to induce apical growth and closure in young permanent tooth with periapical lesion.



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How to Cite
Ahuja, V., Ahuja, A., Verma, J., & Arunima. (2021). Apexification with apical growth and closure using Metapex in a Necrotic Immature Permanent Tooth with Periapical abscess: A Case Report with 16 months follow-up . UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.21276/10.21276/ujds.2021.7.1.26