Clinical and radiographic evaluation of Portland cement added to radiopacifying agents in primary molar pulpotomies
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
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