Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 600--604

Clinical assessment of mineral trioxide aggregate in the treatment of deep carious lesions


UK Vural, A Kiremitçi, S Gökalp 
 Department of Restorative Dentistry, Hacettepe University, 06100 Sıhhıye/Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
U K Vural
Department of Restorative Dentistry, Hacettepe University, 6080 Sıhhıye/Ankara
Turkey

Objective: This clinical study aimed to assess the effectiveness of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and calcium hydroxide (Ca[OH]2) in the treatment of deep carious lesions using the direct complete caries excavation technique. Subjects and Methods: Hundred permanent molars/premolars were capped either with Ca (OH)2 (n = 49) or MTA (n = 51) and restored with composite resin in 73 patients. Periapical radiographs were taken prior to the treatment, at 6 months and 12 months. Two calibrated examiners clinically and radiographically assessed the periapical pathology and pulpal symptoms. Inter-group comparisons of the observed values were analyzed using Fisher's exact test. Significance was predetermined at α = 0.05. Results: Recall rates were 100% at 6 and 12 months. Four teeth capped with Ca(OH)2 (two each at the end of 6 and 12 months) and one tooth capped with MTA (at the end of 12 months) received endodontic emergency treatment because of symptoms of irreversible pulpitis that were clinically and/or radiographically established. There was no significant difference between the protection of the tooth vitality and pulp capping agents at 6 and 12 months (P = 0.238, P = 0.606, respectively). Conclusion: Both materials were clinically applicable at the end of 12 months.


How to cite this article:
Vural U K, Kiremitçi A, Gökalp S. Clinical assessment of mineral trioxide aggregate in the treatment of deep carious lesions.Niger J Clin Pract 2017;20:600-604


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Vural U K, Kiremitçi A, Gökalp S. Clinical assessment of mineral trioxide aggregate in the treatment of deep carious lesions. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2017 [cited 2023 Jan 31 ];20:600-604
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