Success of pulpotomy in mature permanent teeth with irreversible pulpitis: A systematic review

Kamil Zafar, Muhammad Nazeer, Robia Ghafoor, Farhan Khan

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Abstract

The objective of the present systematic review is to evaluate the success of pulpotomy in mature permanent teeth presented with irreversible pulpitis. The following databases were searched: PubMed, Oral and Dentistry Database, Cochrane, and CINAHL plus. We included studies published in the English language only. However, narrative reviews and case reports/series were excluded. The first electronic and hand search yielded a total of 2851 articles. After going through extensive screening and eligibility process, only six articles were finally selected for the review. The follow-up period ranged from 1 to 10 years. Randomized controlled trial compared pulpotomy with the root canal treatment and reported comparable and even better success of the pulpotomy (78% success). All the other studies have also shown better clinical and radiographic success of pulpotomy (68%-100%). Pulpotomy can be considered an alternative option for mature permanent teeth with irreversible pulpitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-125
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Conservative Dentistry
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

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