Single Step Endodontic Management of Immature Apices using MTA

Tewari, R. K.; Mishra, S. K.; Kumar, Ashok; Garg, Amit Kumar; Jindal, M. K.; Juneja, Harish
September 2011
International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry;Sep-Dec2011, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p260
Academic Journal
Case Study
Aim: To examine the clinical and radiographic appearance of teeth with immature apices that were treated by single step procedure using mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA). Summary: Creation of a physiological hard tissue barrier with calcium hydroxide in a nonvital tooth although quite predictable has certain limitations, such as the very long duration of the treatment spread over multiple visits and increased risk of root fracture. Plugging the root canal end with MTA has been advocated as an alternative treatment modality for open apices. The technique has been proven to be successful in many recently reported cases. The cases reported here present the successful treatment of two traumatized maxillary central incisors with open apices and periapical lesions using MTA. In this case report, MTA has been used to create a hard tissue barrier after disinfection of the root canal.


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