Revista Cubana de Estomatología
On-line version ISSN 1561-297X
GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ, Walkyria del Carmen et al. Pulpotomies of dead pulps in temporal molars using 10% propolis tinction.. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2007, vol.44, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-297X.
A comparative phase II randomized clinical assay of 50 children aged 4 to 10 years, who presented with temporal molars with dead pulp and were seen at the Provincial Dental Clinic of Santiago de Cuba from September 2005 to September 2006, was conducted to confirm the effectiveness of 10% propolis tinction in pulpotomies (necropulpotomies). Two groups of 26 patients were formed; group A used 10% propolis tinction and group B was treated with formocresol. The patients were evaluated at 7th , 15th and 30th days; neither difference nor adverse reaction was observed. The most treated dental group was the second lower temporal molars where 10% propolis tinction in pulpotomies proved to be as effective as formocresol, so it was recommended to include this new therapy in the endodontic treatment.
Keywords : pulpotomies; temporal molars; dead pulps; propolis tinction.