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In treating an open apex do you prefer Calcium Hydroxide or MTA?

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted October 14, 2014

I read a study about using the MTA for treating open apices after using Calcium Hydroxide (CH) on the first visit. It used to be to just use CH. So doing an apical plug does sound good but I thought apical closure happened without it? Maybe the treatment time is much shorter and the results might be better, but what is your opinion?