Resorption of a calcium hydroxide/iodoform paste (Vitapex®) in root canal therapy for primary teeth: A case report

Carlos Nurko, Don M. Ranly, Franklin Garcia-Godoy, Kesavalu N. Lakshmyya

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Abstract

This case report presents a clinical and radiographic follow-up (38 months) of pulpectomy treatment performed on maxillary primary anterior teeth using Vitapex®. Vitapex® was resorbed extraradicularly and intraradicularly without apparent ill effect, and proved to be clinically and radiographically successful. The present case report illustrates that even if the paste resorbs within the canals, the clinical and radiographical outcome is excellent. A longer follow-up is recommended to evaluate if there is any effect on the permanent succedaneous tooth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-520
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Dentistry
Volume22
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Root Canal Therapy
Calcium Hydroxide
Deciduous Tooth
Ointments
Pulpectomy
Tooth
iodoform
calcium hydroxide, iodoform, silicone oil drug combination

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Resorption of a calcium hydroxide/iodoform paste (Vitapex®) in root canal therapy for primary teeth : A case report. / Nurko, Carlos; Ranly, Don M.; Garcia-Godoy, Franklin; Lakshmyya, Kesavalu N.

In: Pediatric Dentistry, Vol. 22, No. 6, 01.11.2000, p. 517-520.

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