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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115-119

Is Biodentine, as successful as, mineral trioxide aggregate for pulpotomy of primary molars? A split-mouth clinical trial

Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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Randa Y Abd Al Gawad
301 Venus, Royal City, Sheikh Zayed, Giza
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tdj.tdj_35_18

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Background Despite the clinical and radiographic success of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) pulpotomy in primary molars, it does not gain much clinicians acceptance regarding manipulation difficulties. Aim This study aims to assess success rates of Biodentine and MTA used as pulpotomy agents in human primary molars, both clinically and radiographically. Patients and methods A split-mouth controlled clinical trial was carried out on 21 healthy, 3–7-year old children, with 42 pairs (84 molars) of contralateral mandibular primary molars indicated for pulpotomy. One paired tooth in one side was designated to Biodentine (group 1) and the other side for MTA (group 2) as a pulp medicament. All pulpotomized teeth were finally restored with stainless-steel crowns. Patients were monitored clinically and radiographically at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months. Results For all the patients available for the follow up appointments, Biodentine and MTA showed 100% success rate both clinically and radiographically. Conclusion Biodentine and MTA are highly recommended as pulpotomy medicaments in primary molars.

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