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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2018, vol. 24, issue1
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2018241.1866
Published online: 03 January 2018

Original article

J of IMAB. 2018 Jan-Mar;24(1):1866-1871
Veronika Marie Vilimek1,Corresponding Autoremail, Natalia Gateva2ORCID logo, Boris Slav Christof3,
1) Dentist for Pediatric Dentistry in private practice – Hohenems, Austria.
2) Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria.
3) Dentist in private practice – Hohenems, Austria.

Aim: To evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of Portland cement (PC) as a pulp capping agent in primary teeth pulpotomies.
Material and methods: The study included 71 primary teeth (9 incisors and 62 molars), from 20 children aged 3-8 years, of both genders. The teeth had deep carious lesions and symptoms of inflammation of the coronal pulp. Treatment was performed under general anaesthesia, and with the technique of vital amputation. MedCem Portland cement was used as pulp capping agent. GIC was placed over the PC. Incisors were finally restored with composite and molars with preformed stainless steel crowns. Clinical and radiographic success and failure were recorded at 6, 12, 18 and 24-month follow-ups. The treatment success was measured using predetermined criteria and the results were statistically evaluated.
Result: After 12 months 69 teeth (97.18%) were assessed as successfully treated. After 24 months, the treatment of 66 teeth (92.96%) were defined as successful. The results showed a satisfactory success rate of pulpotomies using MedCem PC as a pulp agent in the primary dentition during the observation period.
Conclusions: Portland cement may serve as an effective and inexpensive material in primary teeth pulpotomies. Further studies and longer follow-up assessments are needed.

Keywords: Med-Cem Portland Cement, MTA, primary teeth, pulpotomy,

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Please cite this article in PubMed Style or AMA (American Medical Association) Style:
Vilimek VM, Gateva N, Christof BS. Success rate of MedCem Portland cement as a pulp capping agent in pulpotomies of primary teeth. J of IMAB. 2018 Jan-Mar;24(1):1866-1871.
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2018241.1866

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Veronika Marie Vilimek, Schlossplatz 13, 6845 Hohenems, Austria; E-mail: vilimek@gmx.net

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Received: 25 September 2017
Published online: 03 January 2018

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