A prospective clinical study with one year follow up of deep caries management using a novel biomaterial.

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Date: Apr. 28, 2022
From: BMC Research Notes(Vol. 15, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 2,548 words
Lexile Measure: 1450L

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Objectives The objectives of this study was to check the outcome of the direct and indirect pulp capping procedure using MTA (Mineral Trioxide Aggregate) by comparing the pre--and post--operative pain by using VAS scale, associating the pre- and post- operative changes in intraoral periapical radiograph and clinical symptoms. Materials and methods In this prospective clinical study 10 cases (5 for direct and 5 for indirect) with deep carious lesions (symptomatic) with no periapical changes were selected for the trial. The participants were subjected to deep caries management procedure under rubber dam where MTA is placed as pulp capping material followed by immediate restoration with sandwich technique using composite resin. The participants were followed up at recall visits of 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year intervals for clinical and radiographic evaluation. Results The results of the study, analyzing the VAS, clinical symptoms and radiographic changes did not show any signs of pain, clinical and radiographic symptoms at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year intervals. Conclusions It was concluded that MTA can be used for deep caries management as a pulp capping material which being equivalent to calcium hydroxide. Keywords: Mineral trioxide aggregate, Portland cement, Pulp capping, Deep caries management

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A701997188