Often, a pulpectomy is performed on children who still have their baby or deciduous teeth. Robinson S, Chan MF. Aust Endod J 2004;30:59-68. Radiographic evaluation with good quality films is essential to help obtain the proper diagnosis of primary tooth suspected to have irreversible pulpitis or necrosis. The root and root canal morphology of deciduous molars shows wide anatomical variations, either in number or in shape. The clinical diagnosis of irreversible pulpitis and/or necrosis is a primary tooth with any one or more of the following: Teeth having no signs or symptoms of irreversible pulpitis or necrosis but exhibiting provoked pain of short duration relieved by brushing or analgesics or removing the stimulus are assessed as having reversible pulpitis and are capable of healing. Do not use an instrument handle to tap on the tooth because this can be misunderstood in a child as pain. Biofilm on the apical region of roots in primary teeth with vital and necrotic pulps with or without radiographically evident apical pathosis. Zinc oxide eugenol or zinc oxide eugenol/iodoform combined with Ca(OH) 2 appears to be the materials of choice if primary teeth are not nearing exfoliation. (b) Same first primary molar showing formocresol pulpotomy failure 24 months later. Other than mechanical exposure in a healthy tooth, all pulp exposures in primary teeth should be treated with pulpot0my, pulpectomy, or extraction. The success of pulpectomy in primary teeth depends on selecting the ideal root canal filling material. CASE DESCRIPTION: The author presents two pulpectomy cases that were filled with Vitapex. Tannure PN, Barcelos R, Portela MB, Gleiser R, Primo LG. Int Endod J 2001;34:184-8. McDonald and Avery's Denitstry for the Child and Adolescent. J Clin Pediatr Dent 1999;23:289-94. The only way to accurately diagnose the degree of the pulp’s inflammation is histologically. Pediatr Dent 2008;30:303-8. Gangwar A. Antimicrobial effectiveness of different preparations of calcium hydroxide. J Oral Sci 2007;49:1-12. The dental pulp in primary teeth is a highly vascularised connective tissue of mesenchymal origin. Congenitally missing mandibular second premolars: Clinical options. The history of the present toothache in my opinion is the most important information the dentist can obtain to determine the vitality of the tooth. Do not use an instrument handle to tap on the tooth because this can be misunderstood in a child as pain. Tunc ES, Bayrak S. Usage of white mineral trioxide aggregate in a non-vital primary molar with no permanent successor. In 52% of the dark incisors, the color became yellowish, while 48% remained dark. Nurko C, Garcia-Godoy F. Evaluation of a calcium hydroxide/iodoform paste (Vitapex) in root canal therapy for primary teeth. Use of Ca(OH) 2 containing root fi lling pastes in The complex pulp and periodontal tissues inter-relationship in primary molars may result in the occasion of bone radiolucency anywhere along the root or in the furcation area. Figure 7.2 (a) Pretreatment radiograph of a mandibular first primary molar without soft tissue swelling but an unclear history of pain that made the dentist unsure of the diagnosis. Rocha CT, Rossi MA, Leonardo MR, Rocha LB, Nelson-Filho P, Silva LA. Figure 7.3 (a) Pretreatment radiograph of a mandibular first primary molar with distal caries radiographically into the pulp patient age 4.5 years. Barcelos R, Santos MP, Primo LG, Luiz RR, Maia LC. Success rate of Sealapex in root canal treatment for primary teeth: 3-year follow-up. The Aim of this study was to compare the success rates of a mixed primary root canal filling (MPRCF, ingredients: zinc oxide–eugenol [ZOE], iodoform, calcium hydroxide) to those of ZOE and … Do not simply say “Has your child awakened with pain at night”? J Conserv Dent 2012;15:187-90. Asokan S, Sooriaprakas C, Raghu V, Bairavi R. Volumetric analysis of root canal fillings in primary teeth using spiral computed tomography: An. ISRN Dent 2011;2011:367318. Streamdent 2011;2:42-4. Int J Paediatr Dent 2010;20:207-13. The roots of baby teeth are somewhat different from the roots of permanent teeth. It is challenging to select the appropriate filling materials for primary teeth. There is almost no correlation between the clinical symptoms the child presents with and the histopathologic condition of the tooth, which complicates diagnosis of pulpal health in children (Mass et al., 1995). The long-term survival of lower second primary molars in subjects with agenesis of the premolars. Question the caregiver as to a history of fever, and if needed, use a thermometer to check for any elevation in temperature. Harokopakis-Hajishengallis E. Physiologic root resorption in primary teeth: Molecular and histological events. J Dent 2004;32:27-33. It is the extirpation of normal or diseased pulp to or near the apical foramen. Roberts JF. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2003;124:625-30. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD; AAPD Reference Manual, 2013–14) Guideline on Pulp Therapy states that the type of pulpal treatment depends on whether the pulp is vital or nonvital. Pediatr Dent 1991;13:4-9. Int J Orthod Dent Child 1933;19:1043-9. Treatment of pulpally ... Rifkin identified criteria for an ideal pulpectomy obturant that include: [3] •Resorbability - An ideal root canal filling material must have the necessary properties of antibacterial action, resorption at Longevity of band and loop space maintainers using glass ionomer cement: A prospective study. 2016; International Endodontic Journal. Pinky C, Shashibhushan KK, Subbareddy VV. Rev Odonto Ciênc 2010;25:65-8. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2008;105:e93-6. The tooth’s pulp had irreversible pulpitis, which was not clinically apparent and is a contraindication for vital pulp treatment. (b) One week later, the patient had a gingival swelling without pain, finalizing the diagnosis as irreversible pulpitis. Pediatric endodontics. From my clinical experience and research I conducted (Coll et al. Partial pulpectomy, an accepted treatment for primary and young permanent teeth. J Dent Child (Chic) 2007;74:118-23. Zarzar PA, Rosenblatt A, Takahashi CS, Takeuchi PL, Costa Júnior LA. Maxillary primary incisors in children younger than 4 years that are mobile with large caries are likely infected. Following the recommended guidelines for accurate pulp assessment is essential. A survey of primary tooth pulp therapy as taught in US dental schools and practiced by diplomates of the American board of pediatric dentistry. Amorim Lde F, Toledo OA, Estrela CR, Decurcio Dde A, Estrela C. Antimicrobial analysis of different root canal filling pastes used in pediatric dentistry by two experimental methods. Performing vital pulp treatment with a pulpotomy on such a tooth can fail because of misdiagnosis (Figure 7.1). Clinical signs of infection were associated with the incisors that remained dark. Subramaniam P, Gilhotra K. Endoflas, zinc oxide eugenol and metapex as root canal filling materials in primary molars - A comparative clinical study. Cytotoxicity, histopathological, microbiological and clinical aspects of an endodontic iodoform-based paste used in pediatric dentistry: A review. Rubber dam is required. A systematic review of root canal filling materials for deciduous teeth: Is there an alternative for zinc oxide-eugenol? Performing vital pulp treatment with a pulpotomy on such a tooth can fail because of misdiagnosis (, in the middle of the night like at two AM with pain”? BACKGROUND: The pulpectomy is an underutilized treatment modality for severely infected primary teeth. Due to the complex morphology of the root canal system in primary teeth, the clinician must rely primarily on chemical cleansing and sterilization and secondarily on mechanical instrumentation during pulpectomy procedure. Pulpectomy of primary molar teeth is considered as a reasonable treatment approach to ensure either normal shedding or a long-term survival in instances of retention. Teeth diagnosed as having “irreversible pulpitis or necrosis” are treated with extraction or pulpectomy for primary teeth. Coll et al. Pulpitis is the inflammation of the pulp and its main cause is untreated cavities (tooth decay). Pediatr Dent 2006;28:499-505. Br Dent J 2009;207:315-20. Symptoms and Diagnosis. (2013) studied 117 primary molars with deep carious lesions that were planned to have vital pulp therapy treatment. Comparison of conventional, rotary, and ultrasonic preparation, different final irrigation regimens, and 2 sealers in primary molar root canal therapy. In this study, the aim is to compare manual and rotatory pulpectomy techniques on 100 primary mandibular molars on children between the ages of 4 and 8 years. Pediatr Dent 1996;18:57-63. The use of rotary files in primary teeth has several advantages when compared with manual K-files. A randomized study of sodium hypochlorite versus formocresol pulpotomy in primary molar teeth. In: Dean JA, Avery DR, McDonald RE, editors. Eur J Orthod 2000;22:239-43. Vargas-Ferreira F, Angonese M, Friedrich H, Weiss R, Friedrich R, Praetzel J. Antimicrobial action of root canal filling pastes used in deciduous teeth. Kielbassa AM, Uchtmann H, Wrbas KT, Bitter K. Sari S, Okte Z. Kargul B, Caglar E, Kabalay U. The child can have a snack at bedtime and go to bed without brushing the teeth. Kokich VG, Kokich VO. All received ITRs, and 17 of the 18 (94%) were correctly diagnosed with either reversible or irreversible pulpitis. Stallaert KM. Chin J Dent Res 2011;14:121-5. The main aim of primary tooth pulp therapy is to maintain arch length and integrity by preserving the pulpally involved tooth as a natural space maintainer. Ruviére DB, Leonardo MR, da Silva LA, Ito IY, Nelson-Filho P. Assessment of the microbiota in root canals of human primary teeth by checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization. Percussion can be a valuable aid in diagnosing whether the tooth has irreversible pulpitis due to the infection, causing pressure in the periodontal ligament (PDL). Keywords: Deciduous molars, partial pulpectomy, primary molars, total pulpectomy, https://www.ejgd.org/text.asp?2014/3/1/3/126201, Dummett CO Jr, Kopel HM. 13-12) or if the root canals show evidence of necrosis (suppuration). However, many infected primary molars do not exhibit mobility. J Dent 2000;28:153-61. A 38-year-old member asked: Would permanent teeth arise normally after a pulpectomy? As stated previously, the duration of pain in a primary tooth is not a critical assessment as to the degree of pulpal inflammation (Farooq, assume that the pain is from the lower right first primary molar. Vitapex is sold in North America as Diapex (DiaDent Group International, Burnaby, BC, Canada). Formocresol mutagenicity following primary tooth pulp therapy: An. The diagnosis of the primary tooth’s vitality is not always straightforward. I recommend using a finger to press on a nonsuspicious tooth first. Int J Paediatr Dent 2010;20:214-21. Obturation of a retained primary mandibular second molar using mineral trioxide aggregate: A case report. The child can have a snack at bedtime and go to bed without brushing the teeth. However, the reliability of the child’s response has to be assessed due to apprehension and the child’s maturity. This article aims to provide an overview of this treatment approach, including partial and total pulpectomy, in primary molar teeth. In primary teeth with irreversible pulpal changes, ZOE pulpectomies yielded similar outcomes as Vitapex and more favorable than Sealapex, a calcium hydroxide cement (SybronEndo, Orange, CA), although there was no agreement with regard to filling materials’ resorption . Qudeimat MA, Fayle SA. A cavitated lesion in a primary molar may cause pain at bedtime but not have irreversible pulpitis. Every one of your child’s teeth has a sensitive inner dental pulp, which is the living part of the tooth. The canals are completely filled with ZOE. It was found that by using a glass ionomer interim therapeutic restoration (ITR) before treatment for 1–3 months accurately diagnosed the primary molar’s pulp vitality in 94% of the cases compared to 78% of the teeth when no ITR was used. However, many infected primary molars do not exhibit mobility. This procedure is required when the infection extends below the tooth’s crown. Pediatric endodontics: Endodontic treatment for the primary and young permanent dentition. This paper describes pulpectomy technique for primary teeth, including general considerations, indications, contraindications, clinical procedure, and some helpful tips to be considered during pulpectomy. The child may have held his or her hand on the right side of the face and said his or her tooth hurt. According to Camp (2008), spontaneous pain is a persistent or throbbing pain that occurs without provocation or persists long after the causative factor has been removed. Obturation of a retained primary mandibular second molar with missing successor using gutta-percha: A case report. Int J Paediatr Dent 2006;16 Suppl 1:15-23. Endodontic treatment in the primary dentition. Int J Paediatr Dent 2012;22:217-27. The dentist must be aware of physiologic root resorption, but a slightly mobile primary molar in a child aged 6 years or younger would indicate an abscess. Chen J, Jorden M. Materials for primary tooth pulp treatment: The present and the future. ZOE paste pulpectomies outcome in primary teeth: A systematic review. Gardner AF. One of the options is root canal treatment. 9. Karayilmaz H, Kirzioðlu Z. The two major procedures used to perform pulp therapy in primary teeth, pulpotomy and pulpectomy, have evolved over the years. A review of obturating materials for primary teeth. A large cavitated lesion in a primary molar can get a gummy candy or food lodged in it and cause pain for an extended duration in a child, but the pulp may not be irreversibly inflamed. A pulpectomy involves removing the entire pulp from a primary tooth in an attempt to relieve pain associated with an infection and to prevent a complete extraction of the tooth. Liu H, Zhou Q, Qin M. Mineral trioxide aggregate versus calcium hydroxide for pulpotomy in primary molars. Pediatr Dent 2008;30:42-8. Pulpectomy procedures in primary molar teeth For primary teeth, the appropriate clinical tests are palpation, percussion, and mobility, as thermal and electric pulp tests are unreliable (Camp, 2008). Prabhakar AR, Sridevi E, Raju OS, Satish V. Endodontic treatment of primary teeth using combination of antibacterial drugs: An. Pulp is the soft inner material that contains connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. Indian J Dent 2011;2:123-8. Other pulp tests for primary teeth such as cold, hot, and electric pulp tests are of little use in children due to the unreliable responses (Camp, 2000; Flores et al., 2007). Braz Dent J 2006;17:317-22. ENDO (Lond Engl) 2012;6:87-104. 2.5 Pulpectomy It is acknowledged that primary molar radicular morphology, inherent physiological root resorption and the close proximity of the permanent successor tooth are complicating factors in the pulpectomy procedure. The parent may mistakenly assume that the pain is from the lower right first primary molar. In a histologic study of deep carious lesions in primary teeth (Guthrie et al., 1965), it was demonstrated that a history of spontaneous toothache is associated with extensive histologic pulpal degenerative changes that can extend into the root canals. Swed Dent J 2005;29:27-34. Ask the parent or caregiver “Has your child awakened in the middle of the night like at two AM with pain”? The procedure is mainly performed in children with primary teeth (milk teeth) Portenier I, Haapasalo H, Rye A, Waltimo T, Ørstavik D, Haapasalo M. Inactivation of root canal medicaments by dentine, hydroxylapatite and bovine serum albumin. What is Dental Pulp? I did a study on primary incisor trauma that I never published. Treatment of deep caries, vital pulp exposure and pulpless teeth. Barr ES, Flatiz CM, Hicks MJ. However, the pain is actually from a maxillary right molar the parent never looked at. A clinical and radiographic evaluation of stainless steel crowns for primary molars. This will include an extraoral examination asking about and looking for facial swelling or tenderness. A vital pulpotomy was planned because the tooth’s pulp was judged as vital. Ruby JD, Cox CF, Mitchell SC, Makhija S, Chompu-Inwai P, Jackson J. An interim therapeutic restoration using glass ionomer cement was placed. Aust Dent J 2007;52:181-6. The treatment of severely infected primary teeth can be difficult, and treatment options for these teeth are very few. A pulpectomy may be performed on primary teeth when the coronal pulp tissue and the tissue entering the pulp canals are vital but show clinical evidence of hyperemia (Fig. Rajab LD. Int Dent South Afr 2009;11:40-50. Indications: A pulpectomy is indicated in a primary tooth with irreversible pulpitis or necrosis or a tooth treatment planned for pulpotomy in which the radicular pulp exhibits clinical signs of irreversible pulpitis (e.g., excessive hemorrhage that is not controlled with a damp cotton pellet applied for several minutes) or pulp necrosis (e.g., suppuration, purulence). Endodontic therapy for primary teeth. (2013). In addition, the recommended guidelines that should be followed, and the current updates that have been developed, while commencing total pulpectomy in primary molars are discussed. Nakornchai S, Banditsing P, Visetratana N. Clinical evaluation of 3Mix and Vitapex as treatment options for pulpally involved primary molars. Ranly DM, Garcia-Godoy F. Current and potential pulp therapies for primary and young permanent teeth. If the bitewing shows the caries radiographically into the pulp, it appears from my experience that the pulps of these teeth are irreversibly inflamed, as pulpotomies appear to fail in these situations. It was a retrospective analysis of 45 teeth, with concussion blows followed a mean of 47 months. 2020; Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Vitapex is an excellent filling material for primary tooth pulpectomies. A post obturation radiograph is … The Aim of this study was to compare the success rates of a mixed primary root canal filling (MPRCF, ingredients: zinc oxide-eugenol [ZOE], iodoform, calcium hydroxide) to those of ZOE and Vitapex in … Premature loss of primary molars can cause a number of undesirable consequences including loss of arch length, insufficient space for erupting premolars and mesial tipping of the permanent molars. DEFINATION-:
PULPOTOMY CAN BE DEFINED AS THE COMPLETE REMOVAL OF CORONAL PORTION OF THE DENTAL PULP, FOLLOWED BY PLACEMENT OF SUITABLE DRESSING OR MEDICAMENT THAT WILL PROMOTE HEALING & PRESERVE VITALITY … Int J Paediatr Dent 1996;6:111-5. 3. Tavares WL, Neves de Brito LC, Teles RP, Massara ML, Ribeiro Sobrinho AP, Haffajee AD. Jha P, Jha M. Management of congenitally missing second premolars in a growing child. One unpublished radiographic finding concerns distal caries in lower primary first molars. Hill MW. Sletten DW, Smith BM, Southard KA, Casko JS, Southard TE. Endod Top 2012;23:6-33. "Would permanent teeth arise normally after a pulpectomy?" Aust Dent J 2010;55:92-5. Pediatr Dent 1998;20:267-72. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent 2009;10:6-10. Pulpectomy of primary teeth is indicated when the radicular pulp tissue is necrotic. The pulpectomy technique is described, and the advantages and disadvantages of using rotary files are discussed. Other pulp tests for primary teeth such as cold, hot, and electric pulp tests are of little use in children due to the unreliable responses (Camp, 2000; Flores, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window), Indirect pulp therapy for young permanent molars, Interim therapeutic restoration in the primary dentition, Full coverage restoration for primary molars, Infraocclusion of mandibular primary molars, Non-nutritive sucking and parafunctional habits, Handbook of Clinical Techniques in Pediatric Dentistry. Kabnick LS. Milledge JT. J Dent 2005;33:41-7. However, primary molar pulpectomy is achievable with practice and appropriate patient selection. Koshy S, Love RM. Using a glass ionomer ITR for 1–3 months will reliably diagnose the vitality of those molars with deep caries. 2013), distal radiographic decay into the pulp on a bitewing radiograph in mandibular primary first molars is usually irreversibly inflamed or necrotic (Figure 7.3). If the tooth’s pulp is irreversibly inflamed or necrotic after ITR, it will show either a fistula, obvious radiographic signs, or pain (Figure 7.2). Evaluation of antimicrobial efficacy of various root canal filling materials used in primary teeth: A microbiological study. A primary molar with deep distal caries near the pulp without gingival swelling, but has pain of a short duration when the child chews a candy, can be easily misdiagnosed as vital. So, in diagnosing traumatized primary incisors for pulp treatment, watchful waiting is a good rule, and if a fistula or other sign of pulp infection is seen, then perform treatment. 2. Bin Alshaibah WM, Ahmed E-S, Abdo E-D, Reda AR. Ingle's Endodontics. Figure 7.1 (a) Diagnosis is not always straightforward as seen in this second primary molar with deep caries and pain of short duration. Should deciduous teeth with nonvital pulps be treated? tomy of primary teeth. J Clin Pediatr Dent 2011;35:365-9. Guideline on pulp therapy for primary and immature permanent teeth. This article mainly focuses on the use of rotary endodontic techniques in pulpectomy procedure in primary teeth. A reversibly inflamed pulp can then cause the child to complain of “pain at night,” which is not spontaneous pain. Canoglu H, Tekcicek MU, Cehreli ZC. Percussion can be a valuable aid in diagnosing whether the tooth has irreversible pulpitis due to the infection, causing pressure in the periodontal ligament (PDL). J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2008;26 Suppl 3:S98-103. ASDC J Dent Child 2002;69:156-60, 124. A patient may present with signs and symptoms that indicate reversible pulpitis, while if the pulp was histologically examined would demonstrate changes equivalent to chronic total pulpitis and need a pulpectomy or extraction (Seltzer et al., 1963). Int Endod J 2012;45:883-97. 2.5.1 Rationale The Pulp Therapy Guideline (AAPD Reference Manual, 2013–14) states that teeth diagnosed as having a “normal pulp” or “reversible pulpitis” are classified as having vital pulps and treated with vital pulp therapy. Moskovitz M, Sammara E, Holan G. Success rate of root canal treatment in primary molars. Rodd HD, Waterhouse PJ, Fuks AB, Fayle SA, Moffat MA, British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. McDonald RE, Avery DR, Dean JA. Bilateral space maintainers: A 7-year retrospective study from private practice. Moskovitz M, Yahav D, Tickotsky N, Holan G. Long-term follow up of root canal treated primary molars. Barja-Fidalgo F, Moutinho-Ribeiro M, Oliveira MA, de Oliveira BH. The clinical evaluation involves assessing the child for signs and symptoms of irreversible pulpitis or necrosis clinically or by history. The parents brought most of the children 7–14 days after trauma because most presented with a gray color within 1 month after trauma. ommended 2’3for carious exposures in primary teeth. Treatment of vital and non-vital primary molar teeth by one-stage formocresol pulpotomy: Clinical success and effect upon age at exfoliation. Various obturating materials are reported with successful outcomes by various authors. Allen KR. Lucas Leite AC, Rosenblatt A, da Silva Calixto M, da Silva CM, Santos N. Genotoxic effect of formocresol pulp therapy of deciduous teeth. The teeth that lightened in color showed pulp canal narrowing or obliteration, but in most cases no infection. No interim therapeutic restoration was placed, and a vital formocresol pulpotomy was performed because pulpal bleeding was controlled with a cotton pellet. Trairatvorakul C, Detsomboonrat P. Success rates of a mixture of ciprofloxacin, metronidazole, and minocycline antibiotics used in the non-instrumentation endodontic treatment of mandibular primary molars with carious pulpal involvement. Aktan AM, Kara I, Sener I, Bereket C, Celik S, Kirtay M. Ith-Hansen K, Kjaer I. Persistence of deciduous molars in subjects with agenesis of the second premolars. The study population was randomly divided into case and control groups. Ask doctors free. J Clin Pediatr Dent 2008;32:105-10. Although local anaesthesia is usually not required, as the pulp is non-vital, there may be remnants of vital, inflamed tissue in the apical 1-3mm of the canal which may be sensitive. Pozzobon MH, de Sousa Vieira R, Alves AM, Reyes-Carmona J, Teixeira CS, de Souza BD. Pulp therapy for primary molars. In addition, of the incisors that retained their dark color, Holan (2004) reported that 50% remained clinically asymptomatic and exfoliated even if they showed accelerated root resorption. A new clinical adjunct to help the clinician reliably determine the pulp’s vitality was recently published. Anatomical challenges, electronic working length determination and current developments in root canal preparation of primary molar teeth. Mutat Res 2012;747:93-7. Endodontic treatment of primary teeth. In: Cohen S, Hargreaves K, editors. A child with a history of spontaneous pain in a primary tooth should not receive a vital pulp treatment because they are candidates for pulpectomy or extraction (Camp, 2008). Aust Dent J 1979;24:347-51. Unlike pulpotomy, pulpectomy is done to remove all the pulp, plus the roots of an infected tooth. Evaluation of pulpal blood flow changes in primary molars with physiological root resorption by laser Doppler flowmetry and pulse oximetry. The longevity of space maintainers: A retrospective study. A cavitated lesion in a primary molar may cause pain at bedtime but not have irreversible pulpitis. Praveen P, Anantharaj A, Karthik V, Prathiba R, Sudhir R, Jaya A. Furthermore, the tooth may be tender because of apical inflammation. 2019; 7(2): 167. Do not simply say “Has your child awakened with pain at night”? Indian J Dent Res 2011;22:66-70. Ahmed HM, Abbott PV. Int J Paediatr Dent 2013;23:145-52. Pulpectomy is a procedure to remove all the pulp from the crown and roots of a tooth. J Dent Child (Chic) 2005;72:109-12. Bjerklin K, Bennett J. A retrospective radiographic evaluation of primary molar pulpectomies. Mortazavi M, Mesbahi M. Comparison of zinc oxide and eugenol, and Vitapex for root canal treatment of necrotic primary teeth. Cerqueira DF, Mello-Moura AC, Santos EM, Guedes-Pinto AC. In primary teeth, the formocresol pulpotomy is a well documented and accepted procedure with a … Nedley MP. Any planned pulpectomy treatment must include consideration of the restorability of the tooth, the patient’s medical history, whether to extract, how long is the likely exfoliation of the tooth in question, and the importance of the tooth to prevent space loss (especially second primary molars before the first permanent molar has erupted). Teeth diagnosed as having “irreversible pulpitis or necrosis” are treated with extraction or pulpectomy for primary teeth. Dogra S. Comparative evaluation of calcium hydroxide and zinc oxide eugenol as root canal filling materials for primary molars: A clinical and radiographic study. Top answers from doctors based on your search: Disclaimer. Toronto: University of Toronto; 2011. Different perspectives in understanding the pulp and periodontal intercommunications with a new proposed classification for endo-perio lesions. Takushige T, Cruz EV, Asgor Moral A, Hoshino E. Endodontic treatment of primary teeth using a combination of antibacterial drugs. Int J Paediatr Dent 2011;21:441-5. A primary molar with deep distal caries near the pulp without gingival swelling, but has pain of a short duration when the child chews a candy, can be easily misdiagnosed as vital. Berk H, Krakow AA. Pulpectomy method : step by step : 1. Recent studies demonstrated the potential application of different diagnostic tools such as electric pulp testers. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 1950;3:498-503. A Retrospective Study of Root Canal Therapy in Non-vital Primary Molars. A pulpotomy in primary teeth may be performed if the tooth is still vital and the decay has extended to the pulp. Sasa IS, Hasan AA, Qudeimat MA. Pediatr Dent 2012;34:222-9. Answered by Dr. Peter Karsant: Pulpectomy: Yes all should be well. Histopathologic and SEM analysis of primary teeth with pulpectomy failure. Endodontics. It should be maintained in the dental arch to maintain the arch integrity. A tooth color change occurring in primary incisors after trauma in many cases does not indicate necrosis. Trairatvorakul C, Chunlasikaiwan S. Success of pulpectomy with zinc oxide-eugenol vs calcium hydroxide/iodoform paste in primary molars: A clinical study. Despite being a more conservative treatment option than extraction, efficient pulpectomy of bizarre and tortuous root canals encased in roots programmed for physiologic resorption that show close proximity to developing permanent tooth buds presents a critical endodontic challenge. In these18 patients, the dentist was not sure if the pain was reversible or irreversible pulpitis. However, the pain is actually from a maxillary right molar the parent never looked at. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry. Subramaniam P, Babu G, Sunny R. Glass fiber-reinforced composite resin as a space maintainer: A clinical study. Camp JH, Fuks AB. Primary human teeth and their root canal systems. pulpectomy primary teeth. 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