Human pulpal response to mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA): a histologic study

*, Chacko V and *, Kurikose S (2006) Human pulpal response to mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA): a histologic study. J Clin Pediatr Dent, 30 (3). pp. 203-209.

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The purpose of this study was to study the histologic changes in the dental pulp following pulpotomy with Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) and Calcium hydroxide. Pulpotomies were performed on premolar teeth that were to be extracted for orthodontic reasons. The radicular pulp was capped with either MTA or Calcium hydroxide and restored with IRM. The teeth were extracted at 4 and 8 week intervals, fixed in 10% formalin and then kept in 5% nitric acid for 28 days for demineralization. Longitudinal sections were then prepared and viewed under light microscope. The pulps capped with MTA (at the end of 4 weeks and 8 weeks) showed dentin bridge formation which was more homogenous and continuous with the original dentin when compared to the pulps capped with calcium hydroxide. The pulpal inflammation was also less in the MTA group as compared to the calcium hydroxide group at the end of 4 and 8 weeks.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Pedodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2013 11:21
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2013 11:21

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