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MTA : Boon to Apexification

H Kaur, S Chaudhary, P Tangde

Citation Information : Kaur H, Chaudhary S, Tangde P. MTA : Boon to Apexification. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2013; 7 (2):114-118.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-7-2-114

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


A significant problem associated with the endodontic treatment of necrotic teeth with open apices is achieving an acceptable seal in the apical area to allow compaction of root filling material. The procedure to create an apical barrier with a hard tissue at the root end is termed as Apexification. Calcium hydroxide is currently the most accepted material for the same. Because of the certain inadequacies associated with Calcium hydroxide Apexification, employing of an apical plug using MTA (Mineral Trioxide aggregate) has gained popularity in recent years. This article is thus an insight to the evolution and recent trends in Apexification.

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