|Title:||Clinical Outcomes for Teeth Treated with Electrospun Poly(epsilon-caprolactone) Fiber Meshes/Mineral Trioxide Aggregate Direct Pulp Capping||Authors:||Lee, Li-Wan
|Keywords:||Clinical outcome;dentin bridge;direct pulp capping;mineral trioxide aggregate;pulp-exposed permanent teeth;poly(epsilon-caprolactone) fiber meshes||Issue Date:||2015||Journal Volume:||41||Journal Issue:||5||Start page/Pages:||628-636||Source:||J. Endod.||Abstract:||
Introduction: Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) is a biocompatible material for direct pulp capping. This study was designed to compare the clinical outcomes of pulp-exposed teeth treated with either poly(e-caprolactone) fiber mesh (PCL-FM) as a barrier for MTA (so-called PCL-FM/MTA) or MTA direct pulp capping. Methods: Sixty human vital teeth were evenly divided into 4 groups (n = 15 in each group). Teeth in groups 1 and 3 had pulp exposure <1 mm in diameter, whereas teeth in groups 2 and 4 had pulp exposure of 1-1.5 mm in diameter. Teeth in groups 1 and 2 were treated with PCL-FM/MTA direct pulp capping, and those in groups 3 and 4 were treated with MTA direct pulp capping. Results: Teeth treated with PCL-FM/MTA direct pulp capping needed a significantly shorter mean duration for dentin bridge formation than teeth treated with MTA direct pulp capping. Moreover, teeth with pulp exposure <1.0 mm in diameter needed a significantly shorter mean duration for dentin bridge formation than teeth with pulp exposure of 1-1.5 mm in diameter after either PCL-FM/MTA or MTA direct pulp capping treatment. In addition, teeth treated with PCL-FM/MTA direct pulp capping formed an approximately 3-fold thicker dentin bridge than teeth treated with MTA direct pulp capping 8 weeks or 3 months later. Furthermore, none of the teeth treated with PCL-FM/MTA direct pulp capping showed tooth discoloration after treatment for 3 months. Conclusions: PCL-FM/MTA is a better combination material than MTA alone for direct pulp capping of human permanent teeth.
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