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The Chinese Journal of Dental Research

Year 2004
Volume 7 , Issue 4

Pages: 26 - 32

Clinical Application of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: Surgical and Nonsurgical Management

Ping Yan/Zhuan Bian/Fan Bin

Objective: To detect the outcome of the application of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) on teeth with poor prognosis. Methods: MTA was clinically applied in surgical or nonsurgical approach to fill the root-end cavity, repair the root perforation, form apical plug, and limit the external resorption defect with the aid of a surgical operating microscope. Healing was evaluated clinically and radiographically. Results: In each case, MTA allowed bone healing and elimination of clinical symptoms. Conclusion: MTA can be successfully utilized in handling the challenge of preserving teeth with poor prognosis.



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