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Comparative Evaluation of Amniotic Membrane Derivative, Chitosan with Mineral Trioxide Aggregate, Diode Laser, and Ferric Sulfate as Pulpotomy Agents in Human Primary Molars: An In Vivo Study

Vibha Chadak Lahoti, Pratik Lahoti, Lakshmi Madhuri Gundreddy, Ravinder Puppala, Valasingam Sandeep, Balaji Kethineni

Keywords : Amniotic membrane derivative, Chitosan with mineral trioxide aggregate, Diode laser, Ferric sulfate, Pulpotomy

Citation Information : Lahoti VC, Lahoti P, Gundreddy LM, Puppala R, Sandeep V, Kethineni B. Comparative Evaluation of Amniotic Membrane Derivative, Chitosan with Mineral Trioxide Aggregate, Diode Laser, and Ferric Sulfate as Pulpotomy Agents in Human Primary Molars: An In Vivo Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2024; 17 (2):153-157.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2767

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Aim: The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical and radiographic success of amniotic membrane derivative (AMD), chitosan with mineral trioxide aggregate (C-MTA), diode laser (DL), and ferric sulfate (FS) as pulpotomy agents in human primary molars. Materials and methods: In this present study, pulpotomies were performed on 48 primary molars in 30 children aged between 4 and 8 years (12 teeth in each group). Following the pulpotomy procedure, teeth were evaluated clinically and radiographically at 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 9 monthly intervals. Results: After 9 months of follow-up, the clinical success was 91.6% for AMD and C-MTA and 83.3% for DL and FS. Radiographic success was 91.6, 91.6, 75, and 83.3% for AMD, C-MTA, DL, and FS groups, respectively. There is no statistically significant difference between the four groups (p > 0.05). Interpretation and conclusion: Results of our study showed that both AMD and C-MTA were equally successful compared to traditional agents like laser and ferric sulfate as pulpotomy agents. Clinical significance: Amniotic membrane derivative (AMD) and C–MTA are alternative biomimetic pulpotomy agents that can be used in pediatric primary tooth pulpotomies.

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