Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2016, vol. 22, issue 4
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
Pages: 1348-1351
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2016224.1348
Published online: 19 October 2016

J of IMAB 2016 Oct-Dec;22(4):1348-1351
Nina Milcheva1 Corresponding Autor, Rossitza Kabaktchieva2, Natalia Gateva2,
1) Department of pediatric dentistry, Faculty of dental medicine, Medical University-Varna, Bulgaria
2) Department of pediatric dentistry, Faculty of dental medicine, Medical University- Sofia, Bulgaria.

The pulp of primary teeth is identical morphologically and physiologically to that of permanent teeth and it is capable to answer to pathological stimuli by producing tertiary dentin. When the inflammation of the pulp is in its reversible stage vital methods of treatment are indicated in order to stimulate the healing processes in it and protect its vitality. In Bulgaria the most popular method of treatment of inflammation diseases of the pulp in primary dentition is the mortal amputation. The biological way of treatment is not very common even in cases where there are indications for it.
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to present the approbated by us protocol for application of direct pulp capping for treatment of reversible pulpitis in primary teeth.
Material and methods: On the base of world experience and our contemporary meta- analysis of the researches published in the last 15 years concerning the problems of diagnostics. We determined clinical and radiographic diagnostic criteria for reversible pulpitis in primary teeth and indications for application of direct pulp capping as a method of treatment. We give clinical steps for application of the method and summarized the clinical and radiographic criteria for success after treatment.
Results/conclusion: We gather all the information for applying direct pulp cappingfor treatment of reversible pulpitis   in primary dentition. We offer the method of direct pulp capping as a clinical protocol “step by step” and illustrated by scheme which can be useful for students and dentists in their everyday practice.

Key words: direct pulp capping, primary teeth, reversible pulpitis, vital methods,

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Milcheva N, Kabaktchieva R, Gateva N. Direct pulp capping in treatment of reversible pulpitis in primary teeth- clinical protocol. J of IMAB. 2016 Oct-Dec;22(4):1348-1351. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2016224.1348.

Correspondence to: Nina Ivanova Milcheva, PhD, Department of pediatric dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Varna; 84, Tsar Osvoboditel str., 9000 Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 25 June2016
Published online: 19 October 2016

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