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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-92

Pulp regeneration using nanohydroxyapatite as scaffold in an immature central incisor: A 10-month follow-up


Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Arathi Rao
Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.142945

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Tissue engineering has emerged as the fastest new concept in endodontics especially in immature teeth. In the present case report, pulp regeneration technique was done on a nonvital immature central incisor using nanohydroxyapatite. The case was followed-up to 10 months, and the final result was a completely resolved resorption of both the root and adjacent bone and also with thickening of dentinal wall. Capping the blood clot with mineral trioxide aggregate have been recognized as the protocol for successful regeneration. However, the main concern is that the clot may tend to disintegrate thus weakening the scaffold. Nanohydroxyapatite helped to support the clot and thus prevented it from collapse. Nanohydroxyapatite also underwent almost complete dissolution by the end of 10 months. Clinical Relevance To Interdisciplinary Dentistry
  • Pulp regeneration is one of the latest techniques that have provided excellent success in an immature nonvital tooth.
  • One of the reasons for failure of this technique is the disintegration and collapse of the clot that is formed.
  • Scaffolds are used to support the clot and in the present technique, nanohydroxyapatite is used.
  • Nanohydroxyapatite also underwent almost complete dissolution by the end of 10 months.


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