Journal of Conservative Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 637--643

A comparison of two pulp revascularization techniques using platelet-rich plasma and whole blood clot


Naren Ramachandran, Shishir Singh, Rajesh Podar, Gaurav Kulkarni, Roshan Shetty, Padmini Chandrasekhar 
 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Terna Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Naren Ramachandran
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Terna Dental College and Hospital, Sector 22, Nerul, Navi Mumbai - 400 706, Maharashtra
India

Aim: The aim of this preliminary study was to compare outcomes of two regenerative endodontic protocols in necrotic teeth with open apices. Methodology: Forty teeth with open apices in patients with an age range of 15-54 were randomly distributed in two groups: group 1, with whole blood clot in the canal (n=20) and group 2, whole blood with Platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the canal (n=20). Clinical and radiological follow up assessments were undertaken over a period ranging from 6 months to one year. Radiographic Root Area (RRA) was measured using the freeware ImageJ. Statistical analysis was performed using the independent samples t test and the Chi-squared test, the significance level was set at p=0.05. Results: There was no difference in the percentage change in RRA between the PRP group and whole blood-clot + PRP group. Conclusion: Whole blood clot and PRP are comparable on the grounds of percentage change in RRA and there is no statistically significant difference between the two in a follow-up period of up to one year.


How to cite this article:
Ramachandran N, Singh S, Podar R, Kulkarni G, Shetty R, Chandrasekhar P. A comparison of two pulp revascularization techniques using platelet-rich plasma and whole blood clot.J Conserv Dent 2020;23:637-643


How to cite this URL:
Ramachandran N, Singh S, Podar R, Kulkarni G, Shetty R, Chandrasekhar P. A comparison of two pulp revascularization techniques using platelet-rich plasma and whole blood clot. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 May 17 ];23:637-643
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