BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-008094

Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) apexification: a novel approach for traumatised young immature permanent teeth

  1. Adwait Uday Kulkarni2
  1. 1Department of Pedodontics, Kothiwal Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  1. Correspondence to Manisha Vijayran, dr.choudhary.manisha{at}


Here, we report a case of 9-year-old boy who came with a chief complaint of pain and fractured upper front teeth. Significant history of trauma was revealed 6 months before reporting, during playing at his school time. Proper diagnosis was made with the help of radiological investigations. The available treatment options were discussed with the patient's parents and root canal therapy, using mineral trioxide aggregate, as an apical barrier was carried out in his upper right front teeth. However, later on, the boy was aesthetically rehabilitated in relation to his fractured upper front teeth with the help of post and core and acrylic crown.

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