The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the clinical and radiographic findings of ferric
sulphate (FS) and mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) as vital pulpotomy materials in primary molars. MATERIALS AND
Participants, including 40 boys and 53 girls ranging between 5 and 10 years of age (mean age 7.7 years), were
selected from the patient population at the University of Gazi Department of Paediatric Dentistry. The children were healthy
and cooperative, with at least 1 symptom-free restorable and vital primary molar with deep carious lesions. The pulpotomies
were performed by fifth-year undergraduate dental students. Members of the senior staff at the clinics supervised all of the
procedures. Clinical and radiographic evaluations were performed at 1-, 3-, 6-, 9- and 12-month recall. The data were
statistically analysed with chi-squared tests followed by a multiple comparison test.
The follow-up evaluations
revealed that the clinical success rates were 84.7 for FS and 94.7 MTA. The radiographic success rates were
78.2 for FS and 92.1 for MTA. No significant difference was found between the clinical and radiographic
outcomes of the two groups at all follow-ups (P >0.05).
The most common radiographic failure was internal
resorption in both types of pulpotomies. Both MTA and FS can be suggested as an appropriate medicament for primary teeth
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