Clinical and radiographic assessment of coronal pulpotomy using MTA for symptomatic primary molars in uncooperative children

Authors

  • abdul wahab nourallah tishreen university

Abstract

Objective: Treating primary molars with irreversible pulpitis represents a serious challenge for pediatric dentists, especially in uncooperative children. This study aimed to evaluate pulpotomy using MTA, clinically and radiographically on primary molars with irreversible pulpitis in uncooperative children.

Materials and methods: The research sample included 49 primary molars in a group of 43 children whose ages ranged between (4.7 - 8.2) years. All molars in the sample were diagnosed with irreversible pulpitis. All molars underwent cervical pulpotomy using MTA and were followed-up clinically and radiographically after one week, three months and six months.

Results: Pain decreased in the first, second and third follow-up by (71%), (77.5%), and (98%) respectively. The first and second follow-up showed that this treatment achieved a high degree of clinical success (97%), while radiographical success caused a decrease in the overall success rate to about (75.51%).

Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that pulpotomy on primary teeth with irreversible pulpitis using MTA can be a practical and successful option, clinically and radiographically, as an alternative to pulpectomy in many cases, especially in uncooperative children.

Published

2023-12-01

How to Cite

1.
نورالله عا. Clinical and radiographic assessment of coronal pulpotomy using MTA for symptomatic primary molars in uncooperative children. Tuj-hlth [Internet]. 2023Dec.1 [cited 2024Apr.20];45(5):11-8. Available from: https://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/hlthscnc/article/view/16155