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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 222-228

Clinical and radiographic evaluation of zinc oxide eugenol and metapex in root canal treatment of primary teeth


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Hitakarini Dental College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Dr R Ahmed Dental College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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S Gupta
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Hitkarini Dental College, Hitkarini Hills, Dumna, Jabalpur - 482 005, Madhya Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.85829

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Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate clinically and radiographically zinc oxide eugenol (ZOE) and Metapex as root canal filling material in primary teeth. Materials and Methods: Forty-two necrotic primary teeth in two groups of children in the age group of 4−7 years were obturated with ZOE and Metapex and were followed up clinically and radiographically for a period of 6 months postoperatively. Results: The overall success rates of ZOE and Metapex were 85.71% and 90.48%, respectively. Conclusion: Both ZOE and Metapex gave encouraging results; however, Metapex can be used more safely whenever there is a doubt about the patient's return for follow-up.






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