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European Endodontic Journal Vital Pulp Therapy an Insight Over the Available Literature and Future Expectations []
. 2020; 5(1): 46-53 | DOI: 10.14744/eej.2019.44154

Vital Pulp Therapy an Insight Over the Available Literature and Future Expectations

Samer Ibrahim1, Ruth Perez Alfayate2, James Prichard1
1Department of Endodontic, College of Medicine and Dental School, UK
2Department of Endodontic, Universidad Europea De Madrid, Spain

Vital pulp therapy (VPT) defined as “treatment which aims at preserving and maintaining the pulp tissue that has been compromised but not destroyed by extensive dental caries, dental trauma, and restorative procedures or for iatrogenic reasons”, offers some beneficial advantages over the conventional root canal treatment such as protective resistance for mastication forces or to prevent the loss of environmental changes sensation ability, which can lead to unnoticeable progression of caries and later fracture. A wide range of materials are suggested in the literature to be used as pulp capping protective dressing materials that varies from ready-made synthetic materials to biological based scaffolds and composites. The aim of the present review is to provide a full understanding of currently used materials to clinicians in order to help in their decision-making process delivering the best available evidence-based treatments to their patients. An extensive search for recent available data regarding direct pulp capping materials and potential suggestions for future use have been made. Newly developed biological based scaffolds showed promising results in dentine regeneration therefore strengthening the tooth structure and overcoming potential drawbacks of use of currently available recommended materials.

Keywords: Biomaterials based scaffolds, direct pulp capping, indirect pulp capping, tricalcium silicate materials, vital pulp therapy

Samer Ibrahim, Ruth Perez Alfayate, James Prichard. Vital Pulp Therapy an Insight Over the Available Literature and Future Expectations. . 2020; 5(1): 46-53

Corresponding Author: Samer Ibrahim
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