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Human amniotic membrane as therapeutic agent in pulpotomy of permanent molars
  1. Saumya Johri,
  2. Promila Verma,
  3. Rhythm Bains and
  4. Aseem Praksh Tikku
  1. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Promila Verma; promilarajesh{at}yahoo.co.in

Abstract

A 22-year-old woman reported with a cariously exposed mandibular molar. Pulpotomy was planned rather than routine root canal treatment, which was otherwise indicated. Amniotic membrane (AM) that has been extensively researched in different fields of medicine was used as the pulpotomy agent. After gaining coronal access to the root orifices, bleeding was arrested and activated AM was placed over the root stumps. Glass ionomer cement(GIC) was placed over the membrane and temporary restoration was done. One week later, permanent restoration with composite resin was done. The patient’s symptoms resolved, and the tooth started responding normally to vitality tests at subsequent follow-ups. The present case report is an attempt to use human AM as a natural pulpotomy agent for treating irreversible pulpitis in permanent teeth. Understanding of innumerable beneficial properties of the AM and its application in preserving vitality of permanent teeth is the main learning objective.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • mouth

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Footnotes

  • RB and APT contributed equally.

  • Contributors SJ contributed to clinical management of the case. PV contributed to clinical follow-up and manuscript preparation. RB contributed to evaluation of treatment outcome. APT contributed to critical evaluation of the case.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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