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Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes Of Pulpotomized Primary Molars Treated with White or Gray Mineral Trioxide Aggregate And Ferric Sulfate –Long Term Follow-Up

  • Frenkel G1
  • Kaufman A2
  • Ashkenazi M3,*,

1The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2Department of Endodontics, School of Graduate Dentistry, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine, Technion, IIT, Haifa, Israel

3Senior Lecturer in Pediatric Dentistry, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Currently, Pediatric Dentistry Dental Clinic, Petach-Tikva, Israel

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.37.2.j3h27p624u163868 Vol.37,Issue 2,March 2013 pp.137-142

Published: 01 March 2013

*Corresponding Author(s): Ashkenazi M E-mail: Malka.ashkenazi@gmail.com

Abstract

Aim: To compare the long term clinical and radiographic outcomes of pulpotomies in primary molars per-formed with white or gray Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) in combination with ferric sulfate (FS), when one package of MTA is used for multiple treatments. Design: Sixty eight children with 86 vital carious primary molars underwent pulpotomy with FS, and grey or white MTA. One package of MTA was used for 7-8 treatments. Clinical and radiographic evaluation was performed before and 6 to 47 months after treatment. Results: Success rates were similar for pulpotomies performed with white (60-teeth) and grey MTA (16 teeth) (p>0.05), and for those performed with the addition of FS to white or gray MTA when one package of MTA was used for multiple pulpotomies compared to one package of MTA alone. Conclusion: Gray and white MTA in conjunction with FS induce comparable clinical and radiographic success rate. The use of one package of MTA for multiple pulpotomies, combined with FS, is a cost-effective treatment.

Keywords

MTA, pulpotomy, ferric sulfate, children

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Frenkel G,Kaufman A,Ashkenazi M. Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes Of Pulpotomized Primary Molars Treated with White or Gray Mineral Trioxide Aggregate And Ferric Sulfate –Long Term Follow-Up. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2013. 37(2);137-142.

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