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Management of wide open apices in non-vital permanent teeth with Ca(OH)2paste
, Singh Chawla Harpinder, Gauba Krishan
Published in The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
PMID: 11314353
Volume: 25
Issue: 1
Pages: 51 - 56
A retrospective study on 15 non-vital immature incisor teeth was done using Ca(OH)2 Pulpdent® paste. A success rate of 100 percent was achieved within one year. The variables influencing the time taken for apexification were also evaluated. The teeth were followed up to a period of 24 months. It was found that older children having narrow open apex had a shorter treatment time than the younger children (NS); teeth without periapical infection showed some amount of root growth and closing of apex that was faster than those with periapical infection (p<0.001). The calcified bridge formed following apexification is a porous structure. This investigation provides information about the time taken and procedure required to achieve apical barrier formation in non-vital immature incisors.
About the journal
JournalJ Clin Pediatr Dent
PublisherThe Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Open AccessNo