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Direct Pulp Capping in Primary Molars: Report of Two Cases
1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Florida, College of Dentistry
2School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, College of Education and Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida, College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Journal of Pediatric Dentistry 2015; 3(3): 101-103 DOI: 10.4103/2321-6646.164884
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Pulpotomy has been the preferred therapy for carious pulpal exposure in primary teeth. Direct pulp capping (DPC) is considered controversial on these types of cases due to the belief that the pulp may be compromised due to the bacterial invasion with subsequent treatment failure. This case report describes two cases of primary molars effectively treated with DPC after small pulpal exposures during caries excavation.