Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Endod. 2012 Dec;38(12):1581-7. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2012.09.010. Epub 2012 Oct 23.

Revascularization with and without platelet-rich plasma in nonvital, immature, anterior teeth: a pilot clinical study.

Author information

1
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

This study was conducted to evaluate and compare maturogenesis induced by revascularization with and without platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

METHODS:

Twenty patients with nonvital, immature anterior teeth were randomly categorized into 2 groups. Subsequent to chemomechanical preparation, revascularization with and without PRP carried on a collagen sponge was induced in groups 1 and 2, respectively. The cases were followed up clinically and radiographically at 6- and 12-month intervals.

RESULTS:

Clinically, all cases were asymptomatic with complete resolution of signs and symptoms. Radiographically, there was a marked difference in periapical healing, apical closure, and dentinal wall thickening in group 2 in comparison with group 1. However, root lengthening was comparable for both of the procedures.

CONCLUSIONS:

Revascularization is a conservative and an effective method for inducing maturogenesis in nonvital, immature teeth. Supplementations with PRP can potentially improve the desired biological outcome of this regenerative technique.

PMID:
23146641
DOI:
10.1016/j.joen.2012.09.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center