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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Outcome of Pulpotomy in Primary Teeth Using Diode Laser

Maheen N Shaikh, Mihir N Jha, Maryam I Undre, Aliya Ershad, Taufique N Shaikh

Keywords : Formocresol, Laser, Primary teeth, Pulpotomy, Radiography

Citation Information : Shaikh MN, Jha MN, Undre MI, Ershad A, Shaikh TN. Outcome of Pulpotomy in Primary Teeth Using Diode Laser. J Contemp Dent 2019; 9 (2):72-77.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10031-1258

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and radiographic successes for pulpotomy using formocresol (FC), and diode laser (DL) in primary molars. Materials and methods: Children within the age group of 4–8 years, with a total of 40 teeth, were selected for the study. They were divided into two groups of 20 each in FC and DL, and were restored with prefabricated crowns. Clinical and radiographic evaluations were done at 1, 3, 6, and 9 months using modified Zurn and Seale criteria. Data were statistically analyzed. Results: On comparison of clinical and radiographic scores of all two groups at 1, 3, 6, and 9 months interval, Chi-square value and p value were found to be insignificant. Conclusion: Although the radiographic difference between the two groups is not statistically significant, clinically DL offers higher success rate as compared to others. Further studies need to be carried out with larger sample and a longer follow-up period.

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