Single Step Apexification with MTA

Purayil, Tina Puthen (2015) Single Step Apexification with MTA. Endodontics. pp. 46-48.

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Immature teeth with necrotic pulp and periapical lesion are difficult to treat via conventional endodontic therapy.Numerous procedures and materials have been utilized to induce root-end barrier formation. Traditionally, Calcium hydroxide has been the material of choice for the apexification of immature permanent teeth; however,Mineral Trioxide Aggregate has several advantages such as single step technique and ability to set in the presence of moisture. This case report describes the successful healing and apexification of an incisor using MTA as an apical barrier. After preparing the access cavity of 11, the working length was determined. The root canals were irrigated with 2.5% sodium hypochlorite and disinfected with calcium-hydroxide for a week. MTA was then placed in the apical 5 millimetres of the root canal.The remaining part of the root canal was filled with gutta-percha and the coronal restoration was finished with composite resin. So Mineral trioxide aggregate holds significant promise as an alternative to multiple treatments with Calcium hydroxide.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Conservative Dentistry and Endontics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 12:33
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 12:33

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