Only those deciduous teeth were selected whose dental pulp was sound and without any carious exposure
. Written informed consent was obtained from adult subjects and assents from parents of children in English, or their native language.
Fortunately, they are not common, although they are found in children more than adults due to their habits of placing objects in the oral cavity, causing them to get impacted into the pulp chamber if it is directly communicating with the oral cavity as a result of trauma or a carious exposure
or a missing restoration between dental visits.
lboni, "Pulpotomy of symptomatic permanent teeth with carious exposure
using mineral trioxide aggregate," Iranian Endodontic Journal, vol.
In our case, deep pits and fissures on palatal surfaces of teeth led to carious exposure
and pulpal involvement and endodontic treatment was done.
Clinical and radiographic evaluation of partial pulpotomy in carious exposure of permanent molars.
Conclusions: MTA has clinical success rate comparable to CH as a pulp dressing material for partial pulpotomy in permanent molars with carious exposures.
Oral hygiene instruction and preventive advice were given; 16, 17, 22, 26, 27 and 35, 46 and 47 were restored; 37 had a large carious exposure.
In this case 37 was symptomless and had a large carious exposure; the pulp tissue was hyperaemic and inflamed.
 reported a success rate of 37% at 5 years and only 13% at 10 years following direct pulp capping of carious exposures less than 1 mm in diameter.
Pulp capping of carious exposures
: treatment outcome after 5 and 10 years: a retrospective study.
Hard-setting CaOH was the most popular direct pulp cap medicament, and 1 respondent commented that CaOH was taught specifically only for traumatic exposures and never for carious exposures
. Another respondent, who reported teaching non-setting CaOH for direct pulp capping in primary teeth, also taught the use of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) for this purpose.