Journal article

Long-term Pulpal and Restorative Outcomes of Pulpotomy in Mature Permanent Teeth

Shao Yong Tan, Victoria Soo Hoon Yu, Kian Chong Lim, Beng Choon Keson Tan, Chiew Lian Jennifer Neo, Liang Shen, Harold Henry Messer

Journal of Endodontics | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Pulpotomy in mature permanent cariously exposed teeth preserves the remaining pulp tissues, but long-term outcomes of the pulp and the restoration are unknown. This prospective study examined the immediate and long-term status of the pulp and the restored tooth and identified potential predictors of early and late failures in teeth that were asymptomatic or experiencing only mild symptoms at the time of treatment. METHODS: Pulpotomy was performed using the aseptic technique and a tricalcium silicate cement under local anesthesia. Teeth were assessed for up to 5 years for pulpal and apical signs and symptoms, restorative marginal integrity, and periodontal health. RESULTS: Fifty..

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