Capping a pulpotomy with calcium aluminosilicate cement: comparison to mineral trioxide aggregates. Academic Article uri icon


  • INTRODUCTION: Calcium aluminate cements have shown little affinity for bacterial growth, low toxicity, and immunogenicity when used as a restoration material, but calcium aluminate cements have not been tested in vivo in pulpotomy procedures. METHODS: To address this question, a calcium aluminosilicate cement (Quick-Set) was tested along with 2 mineral trioxide aggregates, ProRoot MTA and MTA Plus. These cements were used as a capping agent after pulpotomy. Control rats had no pulpotomy, or the pulpotomy was not capped. Proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1 and IL-1 were measured, and histology was performed at 30 and 60 days after capping. The nociceptive response was determined by measuring the lengthening of the rat's meal duration. RESULTS: and CONCLUSIONS: IL-1 and IL-1 concentrations were reduced in the capped teeth, but no differences were observed among the 3 cements. Dentinal bridging could be detected at both 30 and 60 days with each of the 3 cements, and the pulps were still vital 60 days after capping. Meal duration significantly shortened after placement of the 3 different cements, indicating a nociceptive response, but there were no differences among the materials. Calcium aluminosilicate cement had similar properties to mineral trioxide aggregates and is a viable option for pulpotomy procedures.

published proceedings

  • J Endod

author list (cited authors)

  • Kramer, P. R., Woodmansey, K. F., White, R., Primus, C. M., & Opperman, L. A.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Kramer, Phillip R||Woodmansey, Karl F||White, Robert||Primus, Carolyn M||Opperman, Lynne A

publication date

  • January 2014