Materials used fordirect pulp capping- an overview

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 M.D.S, Professor, Department of Conservative dentistry and endodontics, Sree Balaji dental college and hospital, Bharath institute of higher education and research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai – 600 100 Tamil nadu, India.

2 B.D.S., First yr Postgraduate student, Department of Conservative dentistry and endodontics, Sree Balaji dental college and hospital,Bharath institute of higher education and research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai – 600 100 Tamil nadu, India.

3 M.D.S, Reader, Department of Conservative dentistry and endodontics,Sree Balaji dental college and hospital, Bharath institute of higher education and research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai – 600 100Tamil nadu, India.

4 M.D.S, Professor, Department of Conservative dentistry and endodontics, Sree Balaji dental college and hospital, Bharath institute of higher education and research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai – 600 100Tamil nadu, India

Abstract

Direct pulp capping is a techniquefor treating exposed vital pulp with dental materials or cements to facilitate the formation of reparative dentin and to maintain the pulpal vitality. Calcium hydroxide and mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) are two most commonly used materials for pulp capping in clinics, adhesive resin and resin modified glass ionomer has been considered a promising pulp capping material. This paper is a review of various material used for pulp capping and will be discussing about the composition, working mechanism and it’s clinical outcome.

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