Accession Number:

AD0839131

Title:

HISTOPATHOLOGIC RESPONSE OF THE HUMAN DENTAL PULP TO INDIRECT PULP-CAPPING PROCEDURES IN ADULTS

Descriptive Note:

Research progress rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL DENTAL RESEARCH INST GREAT LAKES IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-26

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The results from a study of pulpal responses to indirect pulp-capping techniques performed in deep carious lesions in the dentitions of young naval recruits revealed the following 1 Dentinal tubules below the bacterial front were found to be morphologically intact and narrowed as they approached the pulpo-dentinal junction 2 The presence of bacteria sealed into the cavity preparation was not considered to be harmful to the pulp 3 Inflammatory responses below sound tertiary dentin in deep carious lesions were found to be mild to moderate. From these results it was concluded that tertiary dentin appears to provide effective protection to the pulp by impeding the diffusion to toxic products from carious infections, and that, as its quality diminishes, the intensity of inflammatory reactions increase. Therefore, it is considered that pulps from deep carious dentitions of young adults may respond as favorably to conservative treatment methods as do pulps in the carious teeth of children.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE