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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 673127, 5 pages
Case Report

Boon of MTA Apexification in Young Permanent Posterior Teeth

Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Navodaya Dental College and Hospital, Raichur, Karnataka 584103, India

Received 19 August 2014; Accepted 25 September 2014; Published 20 October 2014

Academic Editor: Marília G. de Oliveira

Copyright © 2014 Vinod Kumar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Single visit apexification using mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) is a new boon in effective management of nonvital tooth with an open apex which has steadily gained popularity with clinicians; also it shortens the treatment period and improves patient compliance. Importance of this approach lies in expedient cleaning and shaping of the root canal system, followed by its apical seal with MTA. There are several case reports available describing the use of MTA as an apexification agent in incisors and premolar, but presented cases are the unique case reports demonstrating successful apexification procedure using MTA in young permanent mandibular molars. After eight-month follow-up, teeth were without any abnormal clinical symptoms; rather there were radiographic resolution of the periapical lesion and induction of root end closure with new hard tissue formation over MTA.