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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 5
First page : ( 1577) Last page : ( 1579)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00277.3

MTA-An Elixir for Root Perforations-A Short Review

Padavala Sisira1, Dr. Aarthy M.G.2,*

1BDS 3rd Year, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

2Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: aarthymg87@gmail.com

Online published on 17 July, 2017.


Root perforations are artificial connections between the root canal system and the periodontium and/or the oral cavity. They are undesired complications of endodontic treatment. It is very important to seal the site of perforation once diagnosed to minimize injury and prevent contamination of the surrounding periodontal attachment apparatus. Mineral trioxide aggregate is an endodontic cement used in treatment of root perforations and it is extremely biocompatible, hydrophilic and capable of stimulating the healing processes. Root perforation is a sign of endodontic failure and is the most common complication of endodontic therapy. The aim of this review is to understand the effectiveness of MTA in management of root perforations and to determine the prognosis of the treatment. Knowing the effectiveness of MTA may fasten the treatment and be more effective compared to other methods.



MTA, Root perforation.


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