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Vital root resection with MTA: a pilot study

Journal article
Authors K. Tahmooressi
Peter Jonasson
Lars Heijl
Published in Swedish Dental Journal
Volume 40
Issue 1
Pages 43-51
ISSN 0347-9994
Publication year 2016
Published at Institute of Odontology
Pages 43-51
Language en
Keywords Periodontal surgery, Furcation Defects/surgery, Root resection, Dental Pulp Capping/methods, mineral trioxide aggregate, sealing ability, hard-tissue, teeth, pulp, amputation, dogs, Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine, lson am, 1977, journal of clinical periodontology, v4, p223, rstein ka, 1977, journal of periodontology, v48, p478
Subject categories Dentistry


Objectives. To investigate the outcome of vital root resection followed by immediate pulp capping with MTA in furcation involved maxillary molars. Material and methods. This pilot clinical study of 12 months duration was designed to evaluate the outcome of vital root resection in maxillary molars with degree II furcation involvement combined with conservative endodontic treatment by means of pulp capping with mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA). Seven teeth in six adult patients suffering from adult chronic periodontitis were included in this study. Results. At the final 12 month examination interval, one tooth had received root canal therapy subsequent to the 6-month evaluation. The remaining six teeth remained clinically vital for the duration of the study and required no further treatment at 12 months. Conclusion. Results of this study provide limited data that can be used in a further investigation with similar methodology and a sufficient sample size in a randomized clinical trial model.

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