Success rate of pulp capping

W DRMAINASUSAN, Arithi M, Kerich E, M'mwongem M. "Success rate of pulp capping.". In: J Dent. Research 2000 May abst. IBIMA Publishing; 2000.


The conventional cavity preparation in deep caries leslonsmav result in iatrogenic or caries exposure of the pulp. The treatment modalities may therefore be either direct or indjre~t pulp capping depending on the presenting symptoms. The objective of the study was to determine the success rate of pulp capping done over 1989-1993 period in the Department of Conservative and Prosthetic Dentistry of thp I tnilfPr<;ity of Nairobi. One thousand' and three hundrJ.~iles we're retrieved, out of "":hich ninety nine formed the sample of ages 20-45 years. Sixty three cases had direct pufp c3Ppulg'done, while thirty six had indirect pulp capping done. 78% of pulp capping were success¬ful with the highest success rate (81%), being among the 20 to 30-year aids. Conclusion: More direct pulp capping procedures were done than indirect pulp capping with a higher success rate for the former. Young patients showed better response to pulp capping




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