Mineral Trioxide Aggregate in Management of Immature Teeth With Open Apices - A Report of Clinical Cases


Affiliations

  • NTR Health University, Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Panineeya Dental College, Hyderabad, India

Abstract

Injuries to immature permanent teeth due to trauma may eventually result in pulpal necrosis and the subsequent arrest of root development. These teeth are often difficult to treat as the associated open root apex hinders the placement of the root filling material. To overcome this drawback, various materials have been introduced to induce apex closure prior to endodontic treatment. One of the currently popular material for apexification is mineral trioxide aggregate due to its superior biocompatibility, good sealing ability & excellent marginal adaptability. The presented clinical cases justifies the successful nonsurgical management of traumatized upper anterior teeth with mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA).

Keywords

Apexification, Calcium Hydroxide, Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (mta), Open Apex, Regeneration

Subject Discipline

Dentistry

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