PDF: Pulpotomy versus pulpectomy in the treatment of vital pulp exposure in primary incisors

Early childhood caries is a serious public health problem in both developing and industrialized countries. When caries extend to involve the pulp, various forms of pulp treatment are tried to stimulate tooth repair.

The choice of proper technique is as important as choosing between different pharmacotherapeutic agents used in treatment of primary teeth.

Although pulpotomy is the treatment of choice for vital primary tooth pulp exposure but there is a trend among many dentists to perform pulpectomies for pulp treatment of vital primary anterior teeth. This study aimed to assess the effect of pulpotomy and pulpecomy in treatment of carious vital pulp exposure in primary incisors.

Lamia Gadallah, Mahmoud Hamdy, Adel El Bardissy, Mohamed Abou El Yazeed
Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry Department, National Research Centre, Egypt, Nasr city, Cairo, 11727, Egypt
Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Cairo, Cairo, Egypt - 2019

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