pulp capping


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Related to pulp capping: pulpectomy, pulpotomy, indirect pulp capping

capping

 [kap´ing]
1. the provision of a protective or obstructive covering.
2. the movement of cell surface antigens into a small region (cap) on the cell surface owing to the cross-linking of antigens by specific antibody.
3. the covering of tooth cusps weakened by caries with a protective metal overlay.
4. colloquial term for replacement of the crown of a natural tooth with an artificial crown (cap).
pulp capping the covering of an exposed dental pulp with some material to provide protection against external influences and to encourage healing.

pulp capping

The technique and material for covering and protecting from external conditions a vital, exposed pulp while the pulp heals and secondary or tertiary dentin forms to cover it.
Synonym: capping (1)
See also: capping

capping

the provision of a protective or obstructive covering.

capping phenomenon
the movement of anitibody-induced clustering of plasma membrane molecules (patching) to a single pole of the cell.
pulp capping
the covering of an exposed dental pulp with some material to provide protection against external influences and to encourage healing.
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The study examined the choices of clinicians and assessed how well patterns of clinical use of MTA aligned with the scientific literature, focusing on pulp capping and pulpotomy, grouping both partial and complete pulpotomies into a single category.
22) They found out that both materials can provide satisfactory results in pulp therapies, such as direct pulp capping and total or partial pulpotomy.
After 90 days of dental pulp capping, the superior incisors were removed, de-calcified with 4% nitric acid, immersed in paraffin and sectioned with a rotatory microtome.
DISCUSSION: The primary aim of pulp capping material is to induce a specific hard tissue formation by pulp cells that seal the exposure site and ultimately contribute to continued pulp vitality.
Nanohydroxyapatite used as a pulpotomy and direct pulp capping agent in primary teeth.
Pulp capping was performed with the following materials: aqueous solution of green propolis extract with
Using mineral trioxide aggregate as a pulp capping material.
Conclusion: The results suggest that when choosing a pulp capping material, one factor that should be considered is the impact of that compound on the toxicity of the composite material used for restoration.
MTA has been internationally used in clinical applications such as apexification, root perforation repairs, retrograde fillings, and direct and indirect pulp capping.
Identification of hard tissue after experimental pulp capping using dentin sialoprotein (DSP) as a marker.
Efficacy of EMD ver sus calcium hidroxide in direct pulp capping of primary molars a randomized controlled clinical trial.