Pulpotomy in the Adult Patient: Does It Work? A Case Report

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Noryagandi Abu Bakar

Abstract

Pulp exposure due to caries is exceedingly common. Generally, a tooth diagnosed with irreversible pulpitis can be treated and maintained successfully with conventional root canal treatment. However, emerging scientific evidence has shown that such teeth treated with pulpotomy as a first line of treatment provides increasingly predictable results. In this case report, the author describes a step-by step treatment procedure for pulpotomy in an adult tooth. Proper case selection and adhering to a rigid clinical protocol contributes to a successful outcome of pulpotomy treatment. In this case, Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) was placed as a capping material; haemostasis was achieved within 4 minutes and the tooth was restored with an excellent margin.

Keywords:
Pulpotomy, root canal therapy, mineral trioxide aggregate, irreversible pulpitis.

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Bakar, N. A. (2020). Pulpotomy in the Adult Patient: Does It Work? A Case Report. International Journal of Research and Reports in Dentistry, 3(4), 1-6. Retrieved from https://journalijrrd.com/index.php/IJRRD/article/view/30124
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Case Study

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