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How do you manage an enamel infraction?

Need to review as energy from the blow maybe transmitted to the periodontal tissues or pulp


How do you manage an enamel fracture?

1. Take a PA to rule out any root #
2. Restore with either composite

Take new X-ray at 6-8weeks and then 1 yr


How do you manage an uncomplicated fracture?

1.Need to treat immediately to avoid bacterial ingression and osmotic irritation to pulp via the dentine, tubules
2. As emergency Place composite or GIC
3. Long term: composite build up or crown reattach spent


Under which circumstances would you reattach a crown fragment immediately?

If the fracture is not close to the pulp


Under which circumstances would you reattach a crown fragment later?

If the fracture is close to the pulp so need to place CaOH over the area and then restore


How should you store the crown fragment if you are going to replace it later on?

It should be stored in saline


How do you perform fragments re attatch emt ?

Welbury 2012
1. Check vitality of tooth
2. Check fit of fragment
3. Clean fragment and tooth with a pumice-water slurry
4. Isolate the tooth with rubber dam
5. Etch enamel for 30secs along fracture line and extend onto tooth fragment
6. Bon


What is the problem with a complicated fracture in a young patient?

Pulpal death means that root formation will not be complete and this the means that the root wall will remain thin, divergent and weak


How long does it take for root formation to compete?

2-3yrs after eruption


What are the problems with loss of tooth vitality in an immature tooth?

The tooth is more susceptible to fracture
Unfave crown root ratio
Endo is hard


What is the emergency treatment of a complicated fracture?

Prevent physical,chemical,microbial invasion into the pulp to maintain vitality to allow root to complete


How can we preserve the vitality of the root pulp?

By getting rid of any of the infected coronal pulp


If the tooth it vital and immature but there has been an exposure what are the options?

Pulp cap
Partial or complete pulpotomy


If the tooth it non vital and immature and there has been an exposure what are the options?



When must you do a pulp cap?

1. Within 24 hours of the incident
2. Rubber dam
3. Bleeding controlled with saline/Na hypochlorite
4. CaOH cement placed on the exposure and then composite ontop


What should a successful pulp cap allow for?

A dentine bridge to form and retain pulp vitality to allow apexogenesis


What should be the follow up interval for pulp cap?

1 Month
three months
6 monthly for 4 years
Assess for root maturation and ensure root is growing and canal is narrowing


When would you perform a pulpotomy?

Immature tooth
Trauma was more than 24 hours ago
Tooth still vital but pulp exposed


What is the amount of pulp removal in a pulpotomy related to?

The time since exposure since more bacteria would ingress


How much would you remove of the coronal pulp if the trauma was 24-48 hours ago? What is this process called ?

Cvek pulpotomy


How do you perform a Cvek pulpotomy?

1. LA and Rubber dam
2. 2-4 mm Pulp removed with high speed and water
3. Excessive bleeding that cannot be controlled with cotton wool or no bleeding means need to remove more pulp
4. Rinse with saline or sodium hypochlorite (1-2%)
5. Remove any remaining tags in the coronal portion
6. Apply CaOH in the remaining cavity and allow calcify repair
7. Place a hard cement over the CaOH and then restore (this prevents forceful injection into pulp during mastication)


How often would you review a Cvek?

One month
3 month
6 monthly for. 4 years


How can a Cvek pulpotomy become a complete pulpotomy?

When you remove only a small amount if pulp and if you find that more and more of it is necrotic you keep going until you find healthyh pulp which may mean a complete coronal pulpotomy


What is the purpose of the vital pulp therapies?



What does a Pulpectomy aim to do?



What are the processes of a Pulpectomy in a non vital immaturely tooth?

1. Access with high speed
2. Remove any loose fragments in the pulp chamber with gently irrigation
3. gates glidden can be used to help improve access but be very careful not to over prepare sice walls v thin
4. Clean and shape the canals
5. Dry the canals and fill canal with non setting CaOH
6. Fill the access with GIC or composite which is about 3mm thick


How often should you review the Pulpectomy?

Review every 3 months
And see if the calcific baronies has formed by testing gently with paper point


How long should it take for the barrier to form?

9-18 months but can be up to 2 yrs


What material other than CaOH can be used to create the calcific barrier?



What are the advantages of using MTA?

Forms a hard biocompatible seal within 30mins
Can access and obturation in same session