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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 255-261

Pulpectomy in hyperemic pulp and accelerated root resorption in primary teeth: A review with associated case report


Department of Growth and Development, College of Dentistry, Ajman University of Science and Technology, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

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Tarun Walia
Department of Growth and Development, College of Dentistry, Ajman University of Science and Technology, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.135844

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Persistent hemorrhage after complete amputation of coronal pulp is a common clinical finding during pulpotomy procedure in primary teeth. These teeth are best managed with pulpectomy, but they have hyperemic pulp with some remaining vital tissue. Good chemico-biomechanical preparation of primary canals cannot guarantee complete removal of this vital tissue from inaccessible areas. Use of Ca(OH) 2 containing root filling pastes in vital pulp tissue can cause accelerated resorption of primary roots. The possible mechanism behind such extensive root resorption is discussed with review of literature. A case report of a child with 30 months follow-up is presented and discussed.






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