Zinc oxide zinc sulfate versus zinc oxide eugenol as pulp chamber filling materials in primary molar pulpotomies

Moti Moskovitz, Nili Tickotsky, Maayan Dassa, Avia Fux-Noy, Aviv Shmueli, Elinor Halperson, Diana Ram

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Abstract

The long-term effect of Zinc oxide zinc sulfate (Coltosol® ) dressing material on pulpotomy success and tooth survival has not yet been studied. This study compared the success rates of Zinc oxide zinc sulfate and zinc oxide eugenol as coronal dressing materials post radicular pulp amputation in primary teeth pulpotomies. This study included healthy two-to ten-year-old children who had pulpotomies on primary molars between 2012 and 2018 at the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic of the School of Dental Medicine. Data were analyzed at several follow-ups of up to 60 months. Kaplan-Meier survival curves were used to estimate survival probabilities of Zinc oxide zinc sulfate versus zinc oxide eugenol. In the 107 children included in this study, 54 teeth were filled with Zinc oxide zinc sulfate and 53 were filled with zinc oxide eugenol. Follow-up ranged from 12.2 to 73.3 months. Overall survival of Coltosol® vs. IRM filled teeth was 87.1% and 79.3%, respectively. Overall survival probabilities for Coltosol®-filled teeth at 15.5, 24 and 45 months were 95%, 89.8% and 79.7%, respectively, while for IRM they were 93.7%, 83% and 67.7%, respectively. Treatment failure rates and type of treated teeth did not differ between boys and girls (p-value = 0.77 and 0.87, respectively). Zinc oxide zinc sulfate and zinc oxide eugenol exhibited comparable high long-term success rates of up to five years (p = 0.16).

Original languageEnglish
Article number776
JournalChildren
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Coltosol®
  • Intermediate restorative material (IRM)
  • Primary molars
  • Pulpotomy

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