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may be performed using gutta percha (Figure 5).

Postoperatory considerations Follow-up is indicated with criteria for clinical success being no mobility, pain, fistula or abscess; and criteria for radiologic success being no pathological resorption and no radiolucencies. Conclusion The success of the endodontic treatment on deciduous teeth cannot be conceived without knowledge and understanding of pulp morphology, root genesis and resorptive processes related to deciduous teeth. One must bear in mind that the abovementioned treatments are not absolute. The approach regarding endodontic treatments on deciduous teeth developed from clinical and histological studies. Research breakthroughs in these fields are very likely to yield modifications in these treatments that would possibly improve the prognosis of our treatments. Meanwhile, keeping to rational fundamentals in case selection and operative techniques, pediatric endodontics remains a major benefit to the child’s health and wellbeing.

Reprinted with permission from Dental Horizons Ounsi H , Debaybo D, Salameh Z, Chebaro A, Bassam H. Endodontic considerations in pediatric dentistry: a clinical perspective. Dent Hor 2009;1:5-10.

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