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How does Arsenic- trioxide affect the teeth and oral cavity after treatment?

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Posted on Sat, 21 May 2016
Question: how does arsnic- trioxide effect the teeth and oral cavity before and after treatment?
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Causes soft tissue necrosis

Detailed Answer:
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Arsenic trioxide was used to devitalise pulp but it has caused many health hazards.It leads to mandibular bone and soft tissue necrosis.It also produce severe damage of the periapical tissue, destruction of supporting bone, and the loss of teeth when left in the pulp chamber for a long period of time.
Now adays better pulp devitalising agents are available, hence its use is avoided.

Hope I answered your query

Wishing you good health

Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
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Brief Answer: Causes soft tissue necrosis Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing in. Arsenic trioxide was used to devitalise pulp but it has caused many health hazards.It leads to mandibular bone and soft tissue necrosis.It also produce severe damage of the periapical tissue, destruction of supporting bone, and the loss of teeth when left in the pulp chamber for a long period of time. Now adays better pulp devitalising agents are available, hence its use is avoided. Hope I answered your query Wishing you good health Regards Dr. Neha Sumra