Alkaline materials and regenerative endodontics: A review

Kahler, Bill, Chugal, Nadia and Lin, Louis M. (2017) Alkaline materials and regenerative endodontics: A review. Materials, 10 12: 1-9. doi:10.3390/ma10121389


Author Kahler, Bill
Chugal, Nadia
Lin, Louis M.
Title Alkaline materials and regenerative endodontics: A review
Journal name Materials   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1996-1944
Publication date 2017-12-05
Year available 2017
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3390/ma10121389
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 10
Issue 12
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher MDPI AG
Language eng
Subject 2500 Materials Science
Abstract Periapical health is the primary goal of endodontic treatment in mature and immature teeth. In addition, the goals of treatment of immature teeth with arrested root development include root growth to length and maturation of the apex, as well as thickening of the canal wall. These goals are valid for immature teeth that have been subjected to trauma and dental caries or that are the result of developmental anomalies that expose the tooth to the risk of pulp necrosis and consequently result inthe cessation of root maturation. Regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs) have been described as a "paradigm shift" in the treatment of immature teeth with pulp necrosis and underdeveloped roots, as there is the potential for further root maturation and return of vitality. Treatment with REPs is advocated as the treatment of choice for immature teeth with pulp necrosis. REP protocols involve the use of alkaline biomaterials, primarily sodium hypochlorite, calcium hydroxide, mineral trioxide aggregates and Biodentine, and are the essential components of a successful treatment regimen.
Keyword Alkaline materials
Calcium silicates
Disinfection
Immature root
Regenerative endodontics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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