Ferric sulfate pulpotomy in primary molars

A retrospective study

Nikki L. Smith, N. Sue Seale, Martha E. Nunn

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Purpose: This investigation collected clinical and radiographic data from a retrospective chart review of patients receiving ferric sulfate pulpotomies with a sub-base of zinc oxide eugenol in a clinical practice over a five-year period. Methods and Materials: Clinical and radiographic data were available for 242 primary molars in 171 children with follow-up times ranging from 4-57 mos (mean=19 mos). Results: The overall radiographic success rate ranged from 74-80%. The frequency of normal appearing pulps decreased over time. The most frequently observed pulpal responses were calcific metamorphosis (6-33%) and internal resorption (7-18%). Overall clinical success was 99%. Only 9 of the 242 teeth were extracted due to radiographic and/or clinical failure. A survival analysis demonstrated that the overall cumulative probability of survival remained high over time with a cumulative survival of over 90% after 3 years. Conclusions: The overall success rates in this study are lower than those reported previously in the literature for ferric sulfate pulpotomies, but are comparable with those reported for 1:5 dilution, 5-min formocresol pulpotomies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-199
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Dentistry
Volume22
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Pulpotomy
Retrospective Studies
Zinc Oxide
Eugenol
Survival
Survival Analysis
Tooth
ferric sulfate

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Ferric sulfate pulpotomy in primary molars : A retrospective study. / Smith, Nikki L.; Seale, N. Sue; Nunn, Martha E.

In: Pediatric Dentistry, Vol. 22, No. 3, 05.2000, p. 192-199.

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Smith, Nikki L. ; Seale, N. Sue ; Nunn, Martha E. / Ferric sulfate pulpotomy in primary molars : A retrospective study. In: Pediatric Dentistry. 2000 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 192-199.
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