Root canal filling in primary molars without successors: Mineral trioxide aggregate versus gutta-percha/AH-Plus


Australian Endodontic Journal, vol.42, no.2, pp.73-81, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/aej.12132
  • Journal Name: Australian Endodontic Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-81
  • Keywords: gutta-percha, hypodontia, mineral trioxide aggregate, primary second molars, pulpectomy, MANDIBULAR 2ND PREMOLARS, OF-THE-LITERATURE, ENDODONTIC TREATMENT, APICAL PERIODONTITIS, DECIDUOUS MOLARS, PART 2, TEETH, TOOTH, AGENESIS, METAANALYSIS
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2015 Australian Society of Endodontology IncThe aim of this study was to compare the clinical and radiographical success of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and gutta-percha/AH-Plus used as a root canal filling material in primary second molars without successors. A total of 16 patients (9 girls, 7 boys) aged 6–13 years (mean: 10.5) were selected and randomly distributed into the treatment groups. Children were recalled for clinical and radiographic examination at 6, 12, 18, 24 and 36 months. Differences in treatment outcomes were analysed using chi-squared and Fisher's exact tests. Clinically, there was no significant difference in the success rates between the groups at the end of a 3-year follow-up period (MTA: 100%; Gutta-percha/AH-Plus: 70%) (P > 0.05). However, radiographically, there was a significant difference between the groups (MTA: 80%; gutta-percha/AH-Plus: 30%) (P < 0.05). The present study showed that MTA can be recommended for use in root canal treatment of primary molars without successors based on better radiographic success.