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IP Indian Journal of Conservative and Endodontics

Direct pulp capping with bioactive materials – A case series

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Case Report

Author Details : Paromita Mazumdar, Deepshikha Chowdhury*, Saikat Chatterjee, Niladri Maiti

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 79-82

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The case series describes the use of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) and a bioactive composite resin as
a direct pulp capping agent after small pulpal exposure during caries excavation in permanent molars. After
clinical examination, pulp sensibility with cold test and radiographic examinations in both cases, the teeth
were diagnosed with reversible pulpitis. Caries removal was done and MTA was placed in patient 1 and
the bioactive composite resin material was placed in patient 2 followed by composite resin restoration. At
1 week follow?up, patient’s spontaneous symptoms had resolved in both the cases. Six months
follow?up demonstrated maintenance of pulp vitality, clinical function, as well as the absence
of pain/tenderness to percussion/palpation/cold sensitivity tests; periapical radiograph showed normal
periodontium. These favourable results indicate that both Mineral Trioxide Aggregate and a bioactive
composite resin can be successfully used as direct pulp capping agents.

Keywords: Activa Bioactive Composite resin, Direct pulp capping, Mineral Trioxide Aggregate.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijce.2020.019

How to cite : Mazumdar P , Chowdhury D, Chatterjee S , Maiti N, Direct pulp capping with bioactive materials – A case series. IP Indian J Conserv Endod 2020;5(2):79-82

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