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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 328-332

SealBio: A novel, non-obturation endodontic treatment based on concept of regeneration


Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics and Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Naseem Shah
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics and Chief, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi- 110 029
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.101889

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Introduction: "SealBio", an innovative, non-surgical endodontic treatment protocol, based on "regenerative concept" has been developed to manage pulp and periapically involved teeth. Materials and Methods: Subsequent to Institute's ethical clearance, 18 patients presenting with signs and symptoms of pulp and periapical disease were included in the study. (11/M, 7/F; Mean age - 44.7 years; range 15-76 years). The protocol included a modified cleaning and shaping technique involving apical clearing and foramen widening, combined with inducing bleeding and clot formation in the apical region. Calcium-sulphate based cement was condensed with hand pluggers into the canal orifices. An appropriate permanent restoration was given. The patients were followed-up clinically and radiographically at regular interval of 6 months. Six teeth in 3 patients were also evaluated pre and post treatment CBCT at 6-months. Results: The novel treatment protocol was found to be favourable in resolving periapical infection, both clinically and radiographically. Conclusions: This innovative endodontic treatment protocol highlights and reiterates the importance of cleaning and shaping and puts forth the possible role of stem cells and growth factors in healing after non-surgical endodontic therapy.


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