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Agarwal S, Gupta S, Tandon S, Mathur R, Rai TS, Kumar M, Rathore AS. Comparative Evaluation of Ocimum sanctum and Calcium Hydroxide Mix as an Obturating Material in Deciduous Molars: An In Vivo Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2020; 13 (6):617-621.
Aim and Objectives: To evaluate clinical and radiographic efficacy of a mix of O. sanctum (tulsi extract) and calcium hydroxide as an obturating material in primary molars and to compare these findings with commercially available iodoform with calcium hydroxide paste (metapex). Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted on sixty children age group 4–7 years requiring multiple visit pulpectomy for their primary molars. The teeth selected were randomly divided into two groups. One group received Metapex and other group received Tulsi extract with calcium hydroxide as an obturating material. Clinical and radiographic evaluation were done between both the groups. Results: There was no significant difference in the clinical and radiographic success rate between both the groups. Conclusion:Tulsi extract with calcium hydroxide can be used as an obturating material in primary molars.
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