Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 1

Bone Necrosis After Pulp Treatment of Temporary Molar with Calcium Hydroxide: In Vivo Confirmation

Cristina Cardoso-Silva1*, Maria Llanes2 and Elena Barbería3

1Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal
2Department of Biomedics and Medicine, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal
3Department of Clinical Odontological Specialities, Faculty of Dentistry, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

*Corresponding Author: Cristina Cardoso Silva, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal.

Received: November 25, 2020; Published: December 16, 2020



  Calcium hydroxide has been used for a variety of purposes in dentistry including pulpotomy of temporary molars. Several studies examining inflammatory response to its use generally demonstrated a mild inflammatory reaction. However, it may cause adverse reactions damaging bone and soft tissues either by direct contact after poor implementation or after ion diffusion. The severity and extent of the lesion depends on the quantity and concentration used, as well as on the time of contact. The following report describes a case of bone necrosis after a pulpotomy with calcium hydroxide in a temporary molar. Pathological analysis confirmed de diagnosis.

Keywords: Bone Necrosis; Calcium Hydroxide; Pulpotomy; Temporary Molars; Bone Lesion



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Citation: Cristina Cardoso-Silva., et al. “Bone Necrosis After Pulp Treatment of Temporary Molar with Calcium Hydroxide: In Vivo Confirmation". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.1 (2021): 93-99.


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