About six months after your apexification procedure, you will usually need follow-up treatment for your dentist to replace the tooth's filling material. They will also regularly take X-rays and test the tooth to make sure it can feel normal sensations, such as temperature and pressure. After sealing the root apex, the dentist can finish the root canal and place a final restoration, such as a filling or crown, on the tooth.
Very little home care is needed if you're recovering from a root canal or tooth apex procedure. Since your mouth might be numb for a few hours following the procedure, your dentist might warn you about biting your cheek and lip. Be sure to follow your dentist's instructions for any home care, including brushing and flossing your new restoration.
Apexification is not as big and complicated as its name might sound. It's a fairly common procedure, so there is no reason to fear. With the help of your dentist or endodontist, apexification can help give you back the confident and healthy smile you love.