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New Position Statement Released Concerning Vital Pulp Therapy

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has released a position statement on vital pulp therapy that addresses diagnostic considerations, selection and placement of biomaterials, and restoration.

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The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has released a position statement on vital pulp therapy that addresses diagnostic considerations, selection and placement of biomaterials, and restoration. Previously, only root canal therapy or extraction may have been considered for adult teeth with injured pulps and fully formed roots. 

The latest position statement supports vital pulp therapy as a treatment option for adult teeth with injured pulps, including complete caries removal, with the feasibility of vital pulp therapy determined by direct inspection of the exposed dental pulp, according to the AAE. A special committee based these recommendations on recent studies demonstrating a high rate of success for these procedures when used in properly selected cases. 

From Decisions in Dentistry. July 2021;7(7)6.

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