Effectiveness of MTA pulpotomy in primary molars: a critical assessment of relevant studies.

Citation:
Elkhadem, A., and P. Nagi, "Effectiveness of MTA pulpotomy in primary molars: a critical assessment of relevant studies.", Evidence-based dentistry, vol. 14, issue 2, pp. 46, 2013.

Abstract:

DATA SOURCES: Medline.

STUDY SELECTION: Studies that evaluated the efficacy of MTA as a pulpotomy medicament in primary teeth were included, abstracts, observational studies and case reports were excluded. Only English language studies were considered.

DATA EXTRACTION AND SYNTHESIS: Studies were assessed and graded by two reviewers using a weighted criteria based system and a qualitative summary of the evidence provided.

RESULTS: Twenty-two studies were included, 17 studies compared MTA with formocresol, four studies compared MTA with calcium hydroxide, ferric sulphate, Portland cement, calcium-enriched mixture cement (CEM) and one study compared white MTA with grey MTA.

CONCLUSIONS: Based on the assessment criteria employed, there was no evidence that MTA was better than present materials and techniques as a pulpotomy medicament.

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