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Preserving pulp vitality: part two - vital pulp therapies

Lookup NU author(s): David Edwards, Dr Simon StoneORCiD, Oliver BaileyORCiD


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© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to British Dental Association.Vital pulp therapies (VPTs) aim to preserve the vitality of the pulp. The European Society of Endodontology have begun a campaign to raise awareness on the efficacy of VPTs following on from the publication of their 2019 position statement, aimed at both specialists and general dental practitioners. This review examines the current evidence surrounding VPTs and provides a rational approach to the management of the exposed pulp with the aid of case studies. Success lies in accurate diagnosis and case selection, along with well-executed treatment and appropriate follow-up protocols. The introduction of calcium silicate cements has made these treatments more predictable.

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Author(s): Edwards D, Stone S, Bailey O, Tomson P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 2021

Volume: 230

Issue: 3

Pages: 148-155

Online publication date: 12/02/2021

Acceptance date: 23/07/2020

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373

Publisher: Springer Nature


DOI: 10.1038/s41415-020-2599-y


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