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Indirect pulp capping versus pulpotomy for treating deep carious lesions approaching the pulp in primary teeth: a systematic review
 

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  06/2016

Authors:  V. Smaïl-Faugeron*,**,***, A. Porot**, M. Muller-Bolla***,****, F. Courson**,***

Language:  English

Institution:  *Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, U1138, Equipe 22, Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Paris, France **Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Bretonneau, Service d'Odontologie, Paris, France ***Université Paris Descartes - Sorbonne Paris Cité, Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Unité de Recherches Biomatériaux Innovants et Interface EA4462, Montrouge, France ****Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Service d’Odontologie, Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Nice, France

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatic Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Keywords:  Carious lesions; Indirect pulp capping; Primary teeth; Pulpotomy.

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Email:  violaine.smail-faugeron@parisdescartes.fr


Title:  Indirect pulp capping versus pulpotomy for treating deep carious lesions approaching the pulp in primary teeth: a systematic review

Abstract:  Aim To assess dental practice regarding the use of indirect pulp capping or pulpotomy in children with deep carious lesions approaching the pulp in primary teeth and to compare the efficacy of the two pulp treatments. Methods Study design: Systematic review. We searched the Cochrane Library, PubMed via MEDLINE, and EMBASE as well as the reference lists of included reports and ClinicalTrials.gov (for ongoing trials). Eligible studies were surveys of dental practice sent to dentists regarding the use of indirect pulp capping and pulpotomy in children with deep carious lesions approaching the pulp in primary teeth and any type of clinical study. Two review authors independently extracted data and assessed risk of bias in duplicate. Results Of the 481 potentially eligible articles, 11 were included in the review: 8 described surveys of dental practice, 1 a non-randomised study, and 2 ongoing randomised trials. The surveys of dental practice showed an overall increase in the teaching and practice of indirect pulp capping in primary teeth. The non-randomised study found a statistically significant difference in favour of indirect pulp capping for clinical and radiological success at 3 years but with high overall risk of bias. Conclusions Despite the success rate of indirect pulp capping for treating deep carious lesions approaching the pulp in primary teeth, practitioners still hesitate to practice this technique because of lack of evidence and studies on this topic. Thus, for strong evidence, investigators are encouraged to conduct randomised trials comparing the efficacy of indirect pulp capping and pulpotomy for treating deep carious lesions approaching the pulp in primary teeth.

 
 
 
 
 
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