In eleven patients 7 pulpotomies were performed with Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) and 6 with ferric sulphate (FS). We included patients who had primary teeth with accidental exposure of the pulp during caries removal in the absence of clinical signs and symptoms and / or radiographic evidence of pulpal pathology. The treated pieces were restored with preformed stainless steel crowns and controlled clinically and radiographically every 6 months. The average follow-up was 15.6 months for both groups, with clinical success of 100% for both treatments. Radiographic success was 85.71% for the MTA and 83.33% for SF. Although both procedures showed good performance during the clinical and radiographic follow-up period, the SF was cheaper and required less working time, a desirable characteristic in pediatric dentistry.
KEY WORDS: pulpotomy, primary teeth, ferric sulfate, mineral trioxide aggregate.
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ZAROR, S. C.; VERGARA, G. C.; DÍAZ, M. J. & ARACENA, R. D. Ferric sulfate and MTA pulpotomies in primary teeth: a case series. Int. J. Odontostomat., 5(1):77-82, 2011.