1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, West Sao Paulo University, Brazil
2Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo State, Brazil
3Department of Endodontics, University of Sao Paulo State, Brazil
*Corresponding author: Karine Takahashi, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Profesor at West Sao Paulo University, Francisco Scardazzi Street number 350, Sao Judas Park, Zip code 19023190, Presidente Prudente city, Sao Paulo State, Brazil
Submission: February 28, 2018; Published: March 19, 2018
Permanent molars suffer more occurence of tooth decay as they easy accumulate biofilm in pits and fissures. Difficulties in diagnosing and managing lesions in these teeth are a problem for the clinicians, specially concerned to pulpal vitality preservation. Pulpotomy is a conservative approach in treatment of pulp tissues, indicated mainly for open apex teeth. The objective of this study was to evaluate clinically and radiographically after 3 and 6 months young permanent teeth submitted to pulpotomy and direct pulp capping using Biodentine. After 3 months of the intervention, the clinical and radiographic evaluation yielded a 100% success rate in the patient’s response, since the thermal and percussion tests were positive, and no periapical lesion was observed on the radiograph. At 6 months, the value of p <0.05, indicating that there is a statistical difference between the nominal qualitative variables (Absent and Present), of the clinical and radiographic tables evaluated (postoperative pain, periapical lesion and pulp necrosis). Based in the radiographic and clinical results, Biodentine presented significal potential as a filling material in pulpotomies in young permanent teeth.
Keywords: Endodontics; Pulpotomy; Dentition; Permanent