Autotransplantation of teeth with incomplete root formation have good success rates

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This review of success and survival rates and complications of autotransplantation of teeth with incomplete root formation included 32 observational studies only 5 of which were considered to be of high quality. Good success rates were noted but findings should be interpreted cautiously

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Vital pulp treatments in mature molars

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4 different vital pulp treatments for deep caries management of mature permanent molars were tested in this stud .The findings suggest that these techniques could be used but other approaches are available.

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Autotransplantation of teeth to the anterior maxilla?

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This review of the success rates for autotransplantation of teeth into the anterior maxilla includes 17 studies. While the findings suggest high survival rates there is a lack of agreement of success criteria and the quality of the evidence is low.

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Primary teeth: which restorative material last longer?

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This review of the longevity of posterior restoration in primary teeth included 31 studies. composite resin had the lowest annual failure rate while stainless steel crowns had the highest success rate. The studies all have a high risk of bias so the findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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Regenerative endodontic treatment or MTA apical plug in teeth with pulp necrosis and open apices?

By Drs. Ken Hargreaves and Obadah Austah, Dept of Endodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - Ken Hargreaves, CC BY 3.0 us, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30784169

This review of regenerative endodontic treatment (RET) or mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) apical plug (MAP)in the treatment of teeth with pulp necrosis and open apices used broad inclusion criteria. 144 studies were identified suggesting promising outcomes. However the quality of the available evidence is very low and more high quality research is needed.

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Endodontic treatment – single and multiple visits have similar outcomes

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The over of systematic reviews comparing single and multiple visits endodontic treatments included 8 systematic reviews find no evidece to support significant differences between the two approaches.

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Step wise caries removal sustained pulp vitality up to 5 years

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This well designed trial compares the impact on pulp vitality of step wise verses traditional caries removal. after 5 years. THe findings suggest significantly improved outcomes with the step wise approach.

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Endodontics or extraction and implant for the pulpally involved tooth?

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45 studies are included in this review of endodontic treatment or implants for the pulpally involved tooth. The studies are are observational with few comparative studies and while they summarise success rates for various treatments they should be interpreted cautiously. High quality comparative studies are needed as well as agreement on common reporting outcomes.

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Autotransplantation of permanent teeth with an open apex

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21 methodologically weak studies were included in this review of autotransplantation of permanent teeth with open apex. The findings suggest good survival and success rates however the limited quality of the studies mean the findings should be interpreted with caution.

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Mini-screws for orthodontic treatment- self drilling or self-tapping?

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Six studies were included in this review comparing the success rates of self-drilling and self-tapping mini-screws in orthodontic practice. The findings suggest no difference but the studies were small and of short duration and none of the included studies was a randomised trial so the findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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