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Pediatr Dent. 2000 Nov-Dec;22(6):517-20.

Resorption of a calcium hydroxide/iodoform paste (Vitapex) in root canal therapy for primary teeth: a case report.

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Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA.


This case report presents a clinical and radiographic follow-up (38 months) of pulpectomy treatment performed on maxillary primary anterior teeth using Vitapex. Vitapex was resorbed extraradicularly and intraradicularly without apparent ill effect, and proved to be clinically and radiographically successful. The present case report illustrates that even if the paste resorbs within the canals, the clinical and radiographical outcome is excellent. A longer follow-up is recommended to evaluate if there is any effect on the permanent succedaneous tooth.

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