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Endodontics in Primary Molars Using Ultrasonic Instrumentation

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Purpose: The purpose of this study, which is a series of consecutive case reports, was to describe and evaluate the protocol used in the treatment of pulpal necrosed of primary molars, used by the dental service of Social Support Foundation of the Moinhos de Vento Hospital, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

Methods: Eighteen primary molars in 15 children, ranging from 4 to 10 years of age, were endodontically treated using ultrasonic instrumentation.

Results: Clinical and radiographic controls showed a success rate of 94%, considering an evaluation time of 14.1±6.3 months.

Conclusions: The use of ultrasonic instrumentation in primary molars with pulpal necrosis succeeded in reducing appointment time and showed a high success rate.
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Keywords: CHILDREN; ENDODONTICS; PRIMARY MOLAR; ULTRASONIC

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Military Police Force of the state of Rio Grande do Sul (Brigada Militar), Santa Maria, RS, Brazil 2: Department of Post Graduation, Brazilian Lutheran University (ULBRA), Canoas, RS, Brazil 3: Clinical Department, Pontificial Catholic University (PUC), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil 4: Clinical Department, Brazilian Dental Association (ABO), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Publication date: 01 January 2008

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  • Acquired after the merger between the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2002, the Journal of Dentistry for Children (JDC) is an internationally renowned journal whose publishing dates back to 1934. Published three times a year, JDC promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. It covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner, to studies on child behavior and growth and development. JDC also provides information on the physical, psychological and emotional conditions of children as they relate to and affect their dental health.
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