COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF TRICALCIUM SILICATE, MINERAL TRIOXIDE AGGREGATE AND CALCIUM HYDROXIDE AS DENTAL PULP CAPPING MATERIALS: AN IN-VIVO STUDY.

Navin Agrawal, Mannu Vikram, Iccha Kumar Maharjan, Vimmi Singh, Sushmita Shrestha, Ashish Shrestha

Abstract


Introduction: The problem that dentistry has been facing is to integrate the new materials with potential of healing forming hard tissue during dental treatment. Objective: Clinical and radiographic assessment of reparative dentin formation using Tricalcium Silicate (Biodentine), MTA and Ca(OH)as pulp capping agents. Methods: 114 asymptomatic carious teeth involving inner third dentine were treated randomly with one of the pulp capping agents and Fuji IX GIC. They were assessed in 2nd and 6th month with final restoration (composite/amalgam) in 6 month if asymptomatic. Results: The overall analysis indicated few failure in the Biodentine group (7.9%; n=3) and MTA group (2.6%; n=1) than in the Ca(OH)2 group (0%; n=0).On comparison between Biodentine and MTA using Chi Square Fisher’s Exact Test (=.615), revealed no significant difference between the group.  Conclusion: This study provided evidence to use Biodentine as an indirect pulp-capping agent as compared with MTA and Ca(OH)2.


Keywords


Pulp Capping, MTA, Biodentine, Ca(OH)₂

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