The study was undertaken to evaluate mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) clinically and radiographically as a pulpotomy
agent in immature permanent teeth whose pulps were exposed by a complicated crown fracture.
incisors with exposed pulps in twenty-nine patients were examined for this retrospective study. According to exclusion criteria, only
twenty-seven teeth were selected. Each tooth was treated with partial pulpotomy and the wounded pulp was covered with mineral
trioxide aggregate. The children were recalled for clinical and radiographic evaluation at 3 months, 6 months, at approximately 12
months and 36 months.
Out of 27 cases, 22 were categorized as 'healed' and 1 as 'healing'. The remaining 4 ones
highlighted persistent disease and needed further endodontic treatment.
MTA partial pulpotomy is an effective
treatment in maintaining pulpal vitality and allowing physiological root development (apexogenesis).
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