Increased overjet: increases risk of dental trauma suggests review

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This systematic review of a 54 observations studies involving >10,000 patients suggested that overjet over 3-4mm double the risk of traumatic dental injuries (TDIs). With 22% of TDIs being attributable to increased overjet.

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Review suggests cleft lip and or palate patients may have higher prevalence of caries

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Cleft lip and palate is a relatively common birth defect that occurs in around 1 in 700  births and there have been contradictory reports of caries prevalence in CLP populations  with some studies finding no difference and others an increase in prevalence.  The aim of this review was to evaluate caries prevalence in non-syndromic patient [read the full story…]

Review finds no trials to inform the treatment of displaced luxated permanent teeth

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Trauma to the upper front teeth of children and young adults is relatively common. The aim of this Cochrane review was to assess the effects of interventions for treating displaced luxated permanent teeth. Searches of the Medline, Cochrane Oral Health Group’s Trials Register the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Embase and Lilacs databases [read the full story…]

No reliable evidence of benefit from extracting primary canine teeth for correcting poorly aligned permanent canines

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In a small proportion of children (1-3%) the upper permanent canine tooth is diverted into the roof on the mouth.  Treatment of this displacement can be complex and it is considered that the early removal of the primary canine tooth may improve the position f the developing permanent successor. The aim of this Cochrane review [read the full story…]

Good pulpotomy success rates in permanent molars with calcium enriched mixture cement or mineral trioxide aggregate

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This large clinical trial compares the outcomes using two materials for pulpotomies in permanent teeth demonstrating good success at 12 months.

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Good success rates in pulpotomy of immature caries-exposed permanent molars

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The aim of this study was to  compare the  outcomes of pulpotomy treatment using calcium-enriched mixture (CEM) cement and mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) in carious-exposed vital immature permanent first molars. Participants (n=51,  1 tooth per patient)  with immature molars with clinical carious exposure with symptomatic/asymptomatic pulpitis were randomised to  undergo pulpotomy using either CEM (n=26) [read the full story…]