Pulpectomy and root canal treatment (RCT) in primary teeth: Techniques and materials

Moti Moskovitz, Nili Tickotsky

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When confronted with an infected and/or necrotic pulp in primary teeth, dentists have two options: the first is to extract the tooth and provide a space maintainer (when needed) to preserve space for the erupting permanent successor, and the other option includes removal of pulp remnants and root canal obturation followed by crown reconstruction. The lack of treatment is not an option as it can cause damage to the succedaneous tooth (e.g., enamel hypo-mineralization or hypoplasia) [1] and negatively impact the child’s oral health-related quality of life (e.g., pain, eating preferences, quantity of food eaten, and sleep habits) [2].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Endodontics
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Concepts in Pulp Therapy for Primary and Young Permanent Teeth
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9783319275536
ISBN (Print)9783319275512
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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