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Clinical Efficacy of Single-visit Pulpectomy over Multiple-visit Pulpectomy in Primary Teeth: A Systematic Review

Keywords : Efficacy, Primary teeth, Pulpectomy, Visits

Citation Information : Clinical Efficacy of Single-visit Pulpectomy over Multiple-visit Pulpectomy in Primary Teeth: A Systematic Review. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (5):453-459.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1654

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-02-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Objective: The purpose of this systematic review was to compare the efficacy of single-visit pulpectomy (SVP) vs multiple-visit pulpectomy (MVP) in infected primary teeth. Materials and methods: An extensive literature search in the English language was conducted in PICO format using MeSH terms using databases (PubMed, EBSCO, Ovid, and Cochrane) and pre-specified inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied to identify relevant studies comparing pulpectomy in single and multiple visits. Results: Only 4 studies (3—in vivo clinical study; 1—in vivo microbial study) sustained the final analysis and were included for critical appraisal. Results of the systematic search revealed that there are only a few studies comparing the efficacy of single-visit pulpectomy vs multiple-visit pulpectomy in infected primary teeth. Conclusion: On the basis of the available studies, evidence favors the SVP protocol over the MVP protocol. Whenever possible the single-visit protocol can be preferred over the multiple-visit protocol. The quality of evidence available is low.

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