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Effect of mineral trioxide aggregate plug location on root development in regenerative endodontic procedure

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Jun, Joon-Hee; Chun, Kyung-A; Kum, Kee-Yeon; Lee, WooCheol; Shon, Won-Jun; Yoo, Yeon-Jee; Baek, Seung-Ho

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Springer Verlag
Odontology / the Society of the Nippon Dental University, Vol.109 No.2, pp.411-421
This retrospective study investigated the effect of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) plug location on treatment outcome and root maturation after regenerative endodontic procedures (REP) in immature permanent teeth. Thirty-three roots (n = 33) in cohort that underwent REP consistently according to AAE guideline were included to trace radiographic changes for the root and canal dimensions. Based on intraoral radiographs, roots were divided into two groups depending on the location of MTA plug within whole root length: coronal group (n = 14), within the upper half; apical group (n = 19), within the lower half. Periapical radiographs were standardized to assess treatment outcomes and root maturation including root development stages and digital measurements on the change ratios of root length, apex width, radiographic root area (RRA), modified RRA (mRRA), and periapical rarefaction area. The data were statistically analysed using the Mann-Whitney test. The patients' average age was 11 years and 10 months, with no significant between-group difference in sex. Premolars were the most prevalent tooth type (62.1%), followed by incisiors and molars. Pre-existing symptoms and signs subsided within 6 months in all cases. The teeth showed similar radiographic root development in both groups (P > 0.05). However, mRRA increase ratio was significantly higher in apical group than that in coronal group at early (< 6 months) and late (< 24 months) periods of follow-up (P < 0.05). Significant changes of root development stage were observed at early period for apical group and at late period for coronal group (P < 0.05). All the observed cases showed continuing root development after REP. Significant changes in root developments occurred at different follow-up periods according to the location of MTA plugs.
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