Efficacy of the enamel matrix derivative in direct pulp capping procedures: A systematic review

Khalid Al-Hezaimi, Fawad Javed, Khalid Al-Fouzan, Franklin Tay

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Abstract

The aim was to review the efficacy of the enamel matrix derivative (EMD) in direct pulp capping (DPC) procedures. Databases were explored using the following keywords: 'dental', 'dentine', 'enamel matrix derivative', 'pulp capping' and 'treatment'. The inclusion criteria were: (i) original studies; (ii) human and animal studies; (iii) reference list of potentially relevant original and review articles; (iv) intervention: effect of EMD on pulp-capping procedures; and (v) articles published only in English. Eight studies (four human and four animal) were included. Among the human studies, two studies reported that EMD is a more efficient DPC procedure compared with calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2). One study reported Ca(OH)2 to be more efficient for DPC than EMD. One study reported no difference in the efficacies between EMD and Ca(OH)2 for DPC. All animal studies reported EMD to be more effective in reparative dentine formation in comparison with Ca(OH)2. EMD can provide favourable results in DPC procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Endodontic Journal
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

Keywords

  • Dental
  • Dentine
  • Direct pulp capping
  • Enamel matrix derivative
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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