Friday, January 5, 2024

21 years old Pt with pathological exposure in 35. Management.. Root canal treatment

21 years old Pt with pathological exposure in 35. Management:

  • a. Direct pulp capping.
  • b. Indirect pulp capping.
  • c. Root canal treatment. ***
can analyze the provided options and explain their suitability based on general principles and common scenarios:

1. Direct pulp capping:

- Reasoning for:

  • Age: Younger patients have higher pulp healing potential.
  • Vital pulp: Direct pulp capping is only possible with a vital pulp.
  • Small exposure: Ideal for superficial exposures (less than 1mm) and minimal inflammation.

- Reasoning against:

  • Pathological exposure: Suggests potential bacterial contamination and inflammation, compromising success.
  • Mandibular molar: Deeper dentin and larger pulp compared to anterior teeth, reducing success rate.

2. Indirect pulp capping:

- Reasoning for:

  • Larger exposures: Can be used for slightly larger exposures (>1mm) requiring some dentin removal.
  • Less invasive: Compared to root canal treatment, preserves more tooth structure.

- Reasoning against:

  • Inflammation: Requires careful control of inflammation prior to placing the base material.
  • Technically demanding: Requires precise technique and meticulous isolation to avoid further contamination.

3. Root canal treatment:

- Reasoning for:

  • Extensive exposure: For deeper exposures or inflamed pulp with uncertain healing potential.
  • Large pulp chamber: Molars have larger pulps, increasing risk of pulpal necrosis with larger exposures.
  • Predictable outcome: Offers high success rate in terms of symptom control and long-term tooth preservation.

- Reasoning against:

  • More invasive: Removes all vital pulp tissue, weakening the tooth structure.
  • Time-consuming: Requires multiple appointments and potentially additional procedures.
  • Costly: Generally more expensive than other options.

Final note:

Choosing the best management option depends on a thorough clinical examination, diagnostic tests (radiographs, pulpal testing), and individual factors. This specific case requires a dentist's professional assessment to determine the pulp status, extent of damage, and presence of inflammation. Only then can the most appropriate and evidence-based treatment plan be formulated.


While I can provide information and analysis, I cannot diagnose or recommend specific medical or dental procedures. Please consult a qualified dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment of your condition.