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Clinical Applications of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: Report of Four Cases

Rahul Hegde, Prashant M Battepati

Citation Information : Hegde R, M Battepati P. Clinical Applications of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: Report of Four Cases. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2010; 3 (1):43-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1053

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-01-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Abstract

The greatest threats to developing teeth are dental caries and traumatic injuries. The primary goal of all restorative treatment is to maintain pulp vitality so that normal root development or apexogenesis can occur. If pulpal exposure occurs, then a pulpotomy procedure aims to preserve pulp vitality to allow for normal root development. Historically, calcium hydroxide has been the material of choice for pulpotomy procedures. Recently, an alternative material called mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) has demonstrated the ability to induce hard-tissue formation in pulpal tissue. This article describes the clinical and radiographic outcome of a series of cases involving the use of MTA in pulpotomy, apexogenesis and apexification procedures and root perforations repair.


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