Cariously exposed pulps may benefit from vital pulp therapies Critical Summary Prepared by: L. Virginia Powell DMD, GPR 

A Critical Summary of:

Vital pulp therapy in vital permanent teeth with cariously exposed pulp: a systematic review

Aguilar, P., Linsuwanont, P.. Journal of Endodontics. 2011;37(5):581-7

Published Date: 11/1/2012

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at :-


  • Systematic Review Conclusion:

    Dentists can treat permanent teeth with cariously exposed pulps successfully with vital pulp therapy.

  • Critical Summary Assessment:

    Preliminary evidence supports use of vital pulp therapy when pulps have carious exposure, with success rates ranging from 73 to 99 percent.

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