Clinical and radiographic evaluation of Portland cement added to radiopacifying agents in primary molar pulpotomies
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This was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of Portland cement (PC) added to radiopacifying agents in primary molar pulpotomies.
Thirty primary mandibular molars of children aged between 5 and 9 years were randomly assigned to the following groups: PC; PC with iodoform (PC + CHI3); PC with zirconium oxide (PC + ZrO2) and treated by pulpotomy technique. Clinical and radiographic follow-up assessments were performed at 6, 12 and 24 months. Statistical analysis was performed by Fisher’s exact test (P < 0.05).
The clinical and radiographic evaluations showed 100 % success rates, and the results showed no statistically significant difference between groups.
According to this study, PC added to radiopacifying agents exhibited satisfactory clinical and radiographic results in primary molar pulpotomies.
KeywordsDeciduous tooth Pulpotomy Portland cement Iodoformium Zirconium
The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support—FAPESP (process #2009/11284-4) and all the patients and families who helped us carry out this study. The authors would like to thank Gentília Borges Carvalho Tavares, Lilian Rosana Candida and Maria Estela Alves de Lima Ferrari for excellent assistance. This study was funded by Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP Grant Number 2009/11284-4).
Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
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