OBTURATING MATERIAL IN PEDIUATRIC DENTISTRY; A REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Dr. Amith Adyanthaya, Dr. Marium Raheem, *Dr. Laya Vijayaraj, Shemna M.K., Dr. Nileena Balan and
Dr. Alisha T. Susan
A pulpectomy is a dental procedure that involves the complete removal of the dental pulp from a tooth's root canal system. This procedure is typically performed when the dental pulp, which consists of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, becomes infected or inflamed due to extensive decay, trauma, or other dental issues. The success rate of pulpectomy is based on the obturating materials used to fill and in attaining a hermetic seal from the apical segment of the canal to the cavo-surface margin in order to prevent reinfection and root canals following procedures like pulpotomies and pulpectomies. The choice of obturating material in primary teeth is important as it should be biocompatible, promote healing, and prevent further infection .This article is a review of the commonly used obturating materials and their modifications as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
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