Efficacy of two different pulpotomy agents in primary molars in a tertiary care hospital, Multan: A randomized control trial.
Keywords:Calcium Hydroxide, Caries, Cavity, MTA, Pulpotomy
Objective: Multifactorial chronic dental infection and degenerative condition, the dental caries is a major health issue. Initially formocresol was the gold standard treatment for the primary teeth pulpotomy but now multiple sealing agents are used. Study Design: Prospective Interventional study. Setting: Multan Medical and Dental College/Ibn-e-Sina Hospital. Period: 15th February to 15th August 2022 and follow up 15th August to 15th November 2022. Material & Methods: After informed consent, cavities in two primary teeth of equal size after clinical and radiological examination requiring pulpotomies were selected and a total of 40 pulpotomies were done. Results: Among 15 pairs of contralateral teeth, 9 pairs were clinically as well as radiographically successful for both MTA and CH pulpotomy during the follow up appointments at 0, 1 and 3 months appointment. One pair showed failure for both MTA and CH pulpotomy. Five pairs showed success with MTA pulpotomy but failure in CH pulpotomy cases. Conclusion: It can be concluded from the study that MTA is superior and more effective than CH in primary teeth pulpotomies.
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