Review Article
Volume 20 Issue 7 - 2021
Formocresol and Alternative Pulpotomy Medicaments used in Primary Teeth: A Review
Manal A Almutairi*
Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Manal A Almutairi, Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Dental college, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Received: June 14, 2021; Published: June 30, 2021




Abstract

Background: Pulpotomy is a common procedure to treat asymptomatic reversible pulpitis in primary molars. Several pulpotomies medicaments have been used to devitalize remaining pulp or maintain pulp vitality and promote healing.

Objectives: To review different material used so far for pulpotomy that has appeared in previously published papers.

Search Methods: An electronic search was undertaken on Cochrane Database, PubMed, Science Direct, and Google Scholar for articles on medicament agent used in pulpotomy in children. All electronic searches were last updated in May 2021. Search terms used were pulpotomy, formocresol, electrosurgery, mineral trioxide aggregate, zinc oxide-eugenol, calcium hydroxide, laser, glutaraldehyde, ferric sulfate, sodium hypochlorite, Portland cement and Biodentine.

Results: All significant pulpotomy agents were being found from 57 published papers. All these medicaments had been compared with the standard pulpotomy agents and their success rates has been demonstrated.

Conclusion: The use of formocresol or formaldehyde-based medicaments should be replaced with more biocompatible medicaments possessing antimicrobial and pulpal regenerative properties. There is a continual search on finding an ideal material with good success rate.

Keywords: Formocresol; Medicaments; Primary Teeth; Pulp; Pulpotomy

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