Different dressing materials for pulpotomy: A review

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Author Details : Rakhshuda Manzoor*, Manohar Bhatt, Abhishek Kherwa, Bibin Jacob Emmanuel, Marikinda Manzoor

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 75-81


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Pulpotomy therapy for the primary dentition has developed along three lines: devitalization, preservation, and regeneration. Devitalization (mummification, cauterization) where the intent is to destroy vital tissue, is typified by formocresol and electrocautery. Preservation (minimal devitalization, noninductive), the retention of maximum vital tissue with no induction of reparative dentin, is exemplified by glutaraldehyde and ferric sulfate treatment. Regeneration (inductive, reparative), the stimulation of a dentin bridge, has long been associated with calcium hydroxide. Of the three categories, regeneration is expected to develop the most rapidly in the coming years. Advances in the field of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) have opened new vistas in pulp therapy. Human BMPs with dentinogenic properties are becoming available.

Keywords: Formocresol, Pulpotomy,

How to cite : Manzoor R, Bhatt M, Kherwa A, Emmanuel B J, Manzoor M, Different dressing materials for pulpotomy: A review. IP Indian J Conserv Endod 2021;6(2):75-81

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and IP Indian J Conserv Endod. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

Article History

Received : 09-05-2021

Accepted : 24-05-2021

Available online : 30-06-2021

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