Prophylactic treatment of dens evaginatus using mineral trioxide aggregate.

E T Koh, T R Pitt Ford, S P Kariyawasam, N N Chen, M Torabinejad

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Abstract

Two case reports with dens evaginatus are presented. Each patient had one tooth affected. There was a prominent tubercle on the occlusal surface of the mandibular second premolar. Under local anesthesia and rubber dam isolation a partial pulpotomy was conducted and mineral trioxide aggregate was placed. After 6 months the teeth were removed as part of planned orthodontic treatment. Histological examination of these teeth showed an apparent continuous dentin bridge formation in both teeth, and the pulps were free of inflammation. These cases show that mineral trioxide aggregate can be used as an alternative to existing materials in the proplylactic treatment of dens evaginatus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540 - 542
Number of pages3
JournalJOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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