Revista Odonto Ciência
On-line version ISSN 1980-6523
SOUZA, Matheus Albino; BARBIZAM, João Vicente; CECCHIN, Doglas and SCARPARO, Roberta Kochenborger. Agregado trióxido mineral como material de selamento apical em dentes com rizogênese incompleta: uma série de casos. Rev. odonto ciênc. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.3, pp. 262-266. ISSN 1980-6523. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1980-65232011000300013.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to present three clinical cases of infected immature teeth that were treated by using mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) as an apical plug. CASES DESCRIPTION: All cases underwent premature interruption of root development as consequence of pulp necrosis. Root canals were instrumented by using chlorhexidine gel 2% (CHX) as auxiliary chemical substance. A paste of calcium hydroxide and CHX was kept for one week as intracanal dressing. In a second appointment, the apical portion of the canals (3-4 mm) was filled with MTA. The remaining portions of the root canals were then obturated by the thermomechanical technique by utilizing gutta-percha condensers and a zinc oxide and eugenol-based root canal sealer. Follow-up periods at both 6 months and 1 year showed radiographic favorable response and absence of symptoms. CONCLUSION: MTA seems to be nowadays, an interesting option of treatment for cases of immature teeth with the advantage of shorter treatment approaches.
Keywords : Apexification; Endodontics; pulp necrosis; root canal filling.