Evaluation of Biodentine Pulpotomies in Deciduous Molars with Physiological Root Resorption (Stage 3)

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

1. Fouad Ayoub
2. Balsam El Noueiri
3. Hitaf Nasrallah
4. Charles Pilipili
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Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
    1. Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
    1. Department of Faculté de Médecine et Médecine Dentaire, UC Louvain Brussels, Belgium
    1. Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Dental Medicine Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Article keywords
    Biodentine™, Primary molars, Pulpotomy, Pulp canal obliteration, Physiological root resorption


    Introduction: Conservation of primary dentition is essential for maintenance of arch length, esthetic, mastication, speech and prevention of abnormal habits. The commonly supported treatment for retaining carious primary molars with affected pulp is pulpotomy. Aim: The study aims to evaluate clinically and radiographically the rates of success and efficacy of Biodentine™ as pulpotomy medicament exclusively on primary molars with physiological root resorption. Materials and methods: A total number of 35 primary molars in stage three of formation were selected to undergo pulpotomy treatment. All teeth were restored with pediatric stainless-steel crowns. The clinical findings were evaluated at 1, 3, 6 and 12-month intervals and the radiographic follow-ups evaluations were done at 6 and 12 months. The resulting data were tabulated and statistically analyzed using IBM SPSS© for Windows version 20.0 (SPSS, Chicago, IL, USA). Mc Nemar test was conducted to evaluate the differences in results between months 6 and 12. Results: Periodontal ligament space (PLS) widening and alveolar bone lesion were not seen in any of the 35 cases, 9 teeth (25.7%) manifested pulp canal obliteration (PCO), and none of the cases showed signs of pathologic root resorption. The clinical and radiographic success rates in pulpotomy using Biodentine™ at 6 and 12 months were 100%. Conclusion: Pulpotomies performed with Biodentine™ were entirely successful. This dressing material appears to be a serious pulpotomy agent in primary molars with root resorption.

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