Comparison of electrosurgical pulpotomy with zinc oxide eugenol or zinc polycarboxylate cements sub-base.

Abstract

PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and radiographic success rates of electrosurgical pulpotomy of human primary molars with zinc oxide eugenol (ZOE) and zinc polycarboxylate (ZPC) cements. METHODS In this randomized clinical trial study, 120 primary second molar teeth were treated by electrosurgical pulpotomy. Teeth were randomly assigned to two groups according to whether ZOE or ZPC cement was used as a sub-base. Teeth were restored with stainless steel crowns and were evaluated clinically and radiographically after 3, 6, and 12 months by two independent examiners. Clinical treatment outcomes and radiographic findings were statistically analyzed using Fishers' exact test with statistically significant differences defined for P < 0.05. RESULTS At 12 months, the clinical and radiographic success rates in the ZOE group were 98.2% and 84.2% and in the ZPC group were 96.2% and 75%, respectively (P > 0.05 for all). CONCLUSIONS The outcomes of this study suggested that either ZPC or ZOE sub-base have similar clinical and radiographic success in electrosurgical pulpotomy.

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@article{Nematollahi2011ComparisonOE, title={Comparison of electrosurgical pulpotomy with zinc oxide eugenol or zinc polycarboxylate cements sub-base.}, author={Hossein Nematollahi and Marzieh Sahebnasagh and Iman Parisay}, journal={The Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry}, year={2011}, volume={36 2}, pages={133-7} }