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Revista de Odontologia da UNESP

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Abstract

LOURENCO NETO, Natalino et al. Pulp therapy in deciduous teeth: therapeutic possibilities based on evidences. Rev. odontol. UNESP [online]. 2013, vol.42, n.2, pp.130-137. ISSN 1807-2577.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1807-25772013000200011.

INTRODUCTION: Pulpotomy of primary teeth has been the treatment of choice in cases of inflammation of the coronal pulp caused by caries or trauma with no involvement of the radicular pulp, thus avoiding the premature loss of the teeth. Not only is the diagnosis of the inflamed dental pulp required for this therapy to succeed, but also the selection of an effective and biocompatible medicament. However, none of the drugs available and recommended for pulpotomy therapy present all the requirements of an ideal pulp capping agent. OBJECTIVE: Through a systematic literature review, between the years of 2000 and 2011, focusing in randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, aiming to analyze and discuss based on alternatives for the treatment of pulpotomy in human deciduous teeth. CONCLUSION: Scientific evidences showed that the medicaments and techniques influence were few. Thus, further and well-designed studies are suggested for clarification. The information generated in such experiments may contribute to a better understanding of the mechanisms of pulp therapy to new therapeutic approaches aimed at improving pulp therapy in deciduous teeth.

Keywords : Dental pulp; pulpotomy; tooth deciduous.

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