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Evaluation of the formocresol versus mineral trioxide aggregate primary molar pulpotomy: a meta-analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17138165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To apply meta-analysis to compare the clinical and radiographic effects of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) with formocresol (FC) when used as wound dressing for pulpotomy of primary molars. STUDY DESIGN: The study list was obtained by searching MEDLINE, The Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and SCI. Only those papers that met the inclusion criteria were analyzed. RESULTS: Six studies met the inclusion criteria. There was significant difference between the success rates of FC- and MTA-treated pulpotomized primary molars (P < .05). Clinical assessments and radiographic findings of the MTA versus FC pulpotomy suggested that MTA was superior to FC in pulpotomy resulting in a lower failure rate, with the RR (Relative Risk) being 0.32 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.11 to 0.90) and 0.31 (95% CI 0.13 to 0.74), respectively. Internal root resorption happened less in the MTA group with RR 0.29, 95% CI 0.11 to 0.77. CONCLUSION: MTA induces less undesirable responses and might be FC's suitable replacement.
Li Peng; Ling Ye; Hong Tan; Xuedong Zhou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Meta-Analysis; Review     Date:  2006-09-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-01     Completed Date:  2006-12-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e40-4     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Endodontics, Sichuan University, West China School of Dentistry, Chengdu, China.
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MeSH Terms
Aluminum Compounds / therapeutic use*
Calcium Compounds / therapeutic use*
Child, Preschool
Dental Pulp Capping / methods*
Drug Combinations
Formocresols / therapeutic use*
Oxides / therapeutic use*
Pulpotomy / methods*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Root Canal Filling Materials / therapeutic use*
Silicates / therapeutic use*
Tooth, Deciduous
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aluminum Compounds; 0/Calcium Compounds; 0/Drug Combinations; 0/Formocresols; 0/Oxides; 0/Root Canal Filling Materials; 0/Silicates; 0/mineral trioxide aggregate; 37203-87-5/formocresol
Comment In:
Evid Based Dent. 2007;8(1):11-2   [PMID:  17380173 ]

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