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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 46-48

Heal and seal: Management of an open apex with mineral trioxide aggregate apexification

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dental Science, Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijohr.ijohr_26_19

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The use of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) as an alternative material to calcium hydroxide for apexification has gained popularity over reasons such as good sealing ability and biocompatibility and to avoid longer periodic appointments. The case report presents use of MTA as an apical plug for an open apex central incisor which gives a favorable outcome with periapical lesion.

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