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May 10, 2017

Numerous pulp revascularization/regeneration case reports have shown successful clinical and radiographic outcomes which include continued root development, thickening of the dental walls and return of pulp vitality. All indicating that it is possible to regeneration a pulp following a traumatic injury where the neurovascular bundle is severed in young children. Upon clinical and radiographic exam the regenerate cell seems to act like the pulp. But absent exact signaling mechanism by which the stems cells can use to proliferate ones would assume functional pulp-like tissues are regenerated with the characterization of vascularization and innervation. This podcast provides and overview of the pulp regeneration clinical technique, requisite conditions, and challenges.