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Original Article

A Comparative Evaluation of Hydroxyapatite Crystals and Glutaraldehyde as Agents for Pulpotomy in Deciduous Molars

Vivek Kumar Adlakha, JL Joshi, AM Thomas, Namita Singh

Keywords : Pulpotomy, hydroxyapatite crystals, glutaraldehyde, deciduous molars

Citation Information : Adlakha VK, Joshi J, Thomas A, Singh N. A Comparative Evaluation of Hydroxyapatite Crystals and Glutaraldehyde as Agents for Pulpotomy in Deciduous Molars. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2009; 2 (1):13-22.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1035

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).


Purpose: To evaluate and compare clinically and radiographically use of hydroxyapatite crystals and 2% glutaraldehyde as a pulpotomy agent. Method: Thirty deciduous molars were treated with pulpotomy using hydroxyapatite crystals and 2% glutaraldehyde. Results: Clinical and radiographic findings were observed at three months and six months. The success rate was found to be 100% clinically and 80.33% radiographically in the hydroxyapatite crystals group and 100% clinically and radiographically in the glutaraldehyde group. Clinical significance: The results of this study revealed that hydroxyapatite crystals is a potential pulpotomy agent for deciduous molars.

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