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Restor Dent Endod. 2015 Nov;40(4):276-285. English. Original Article.
Kusum B , Rakesh K , Richa K .
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, MAMC complex, BSZ Marg, New Delhi, India.
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India.

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), Biodentine and Propolis as pulpotomy medicaments in primary dentition, both clinically and radiographically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 75 healthy 3 to 10 yr old children each having at least one carious primary molar tooth were selected. Random assignment of the pulpotomy medicaments was done as follows: Group I, MTA; Group II, Biodentine; Group III, Propolis. All the pulpotomized teeth were evaluated at 3, 6, and 9 mon clinically and radiographically, based on the scoring criteria system. RESULTS: The clinical success rates were found to be similar among the three groups at 3 and 6 mon where as a significant decrease in success rate was observed in Group III (84%) compared to both Group I (100%) and Group II (100%) at 9 mon. Radiographic success rates over a period of 9 mon in Groups I, II, and III were 92, 80, and 72%, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Teeth treated with MTA and Biodentine showed more favorable clinical and radiographic success as compared to Propolis at 9 mon follow-up.

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