Journal of Conservative Dentistry

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121--125

Success of pulpotomy in mature permanent teeth with irreversible pulpitis: A systematic review


Kamil Zafar1, Muhammad Rizwan Nazeer2, Robia Ghafoor1, Farhan Raza Khan1 
1 Section of Operative Dentistry, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
2 Department of Operative Dentistry, Baharia University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kamil Zafar
1st, Floor JHS Building, Aga Khan University Hospital, P. O. Box: 3500, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800
Pakistan

The objective of the present systematic review is to evaluate the success of pulpotomy in mature permanent teeth presented with irreversible pulpitis. The following databases were searched: PubMed, Oral and Dentistry Database, Cochrane, and CINAHL plus. We included studies published in the English language only. However, narrative reviews and case reports/series were excluded. The first electronic and hand search yielded a total of 2851 articles. After going through extensive screening and eligibility process, only six articles were finally selected for the review. The follow-up period ranged from 1 to 10 years. Randomized controlled trial compared pulpotomy with the root canal treatment and reported comparable and even better success of the pulpotomy (78% success). All the other studies have also shown better clinical and radiographic success of pulpotomy (68%–100%). Pulpotomy can be considered an alternative option for mature permanent teeth with irreversible pulpitis.


How to cite this article:
Zafar K, Nazeer MR, Ghafoor R, Khan FR. Success of pulpotomy in mature permanent teeth with irreversible pulpitis: A systematic review.J Conserv Dent 2020;23:121-125


How to cite this URL:
Zafar K, Nazeer MR, Ghafoor R, Khan FR. Success of pulpotomy in mature permanent teeth with irreversible pulpitis: A systematic review. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Dec 4 ];23:121-125
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