A new treatment of heterotransplanted teeth to prevent progression of root resorption

Israel Sperling, Dov Itzkowitz, Aryeh Y. Kaufman, Itzhak Binderman

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Abstract

Abstract A new treatment is suggested to prevent root resorption of heterotransplanted teeth. After conservative root canal treatment, the root surface was treated with concentrated citric acid solution to demineralize the root surface. The demineralized collagenous matrix was then treated with n‐acetylcysteine to inhibit collagenase activity and collagen degradation. Two cases are presented. The initial results supported the notion that anti‐collagenase drugs might be useful in preventing resorption of mineralized collagenous matrices such as cementum, dentin and bone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalDental Traumatology
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1986

Keywords

  • heterotransplantation
  • human teeth
  • root resorption

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