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Single Step Endodontic Management of Immature Apices using MTA

RK Tewari, SK Mishra, Amit Kumar Garg, MK Jindal, Harish Juneja

Keywords : Mineral trioxide aggregate, Immature apices, Single step endodontic management

Citation Information : Tewari R, Mishra S, Garg AK, Jindal M, Juneja H. Single Step Endodontic Management of Immature Apices using MTA. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2011; 4 (3):260-263.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1122

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Aim: To examine the clinical and radiographic appearance of teeth with immature apices that were treated by single step procedure using mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA). Summary: Creation of a physiological hard tissue barrier with calcium hydroxide in a nonvital tooth although quite predictable has certain limitations, such as the very long duration of the treatment spread over multiple visits and increased risk of root fracture. Plugging the root canal end with MTA has been advocated as an alternative treatment modality for open apices. The technique has been proven to be successful in many recently reported cases. The cases reported here present the successful treatment of two traumatized maxillary central incisors with open apices and periapical lesions using MTA. In this case report, MTA has been used to create a hard tissue barrier after disinfection of the root canal.

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