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Kumar Abirami, Dakshinamurthy Senthil
Citation Information : Abirami K, Senthil D. Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of the Efficacy of Formocresol, Allium sativum Oil, and Aloe barbadensis Gel as Pulpotomy Medicaments in Primary Molars: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2020; 13 (5):518-522.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-06-2021
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).
Aim: The aim of the study was to clinically and radiographically evaluate the efficacy of formocresol, Allium sativum oil, and Aloe barbadensis gel as pulpotomy medicaments in primary molars. Materials and methods: Eighty-two primary molars indicated for pulpotomy were included in the study. The molars included were divided into three groups by simple random sampling, and treatment was done with formocresol as control, comparing it with Aloe barbadensis gel and Allium sativum oil. Results: The teeth were then followed up for 6 and 12 months clinically and radiographically. Chi-square test was used to compare the clinical and radiographic results between the groups. McNemar test was used to compare the clinical and radiographic results at 6 and 12 months. The results revealed that there was no significant difference between the groups when comparing the experimental groups to the control. Conclusion: The study shows that Aloe barbadensis gel and Allium sativum oil may be used as an alternative to formocresol as pulpotomy medicaments.