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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Of the 10 respondents who taught indirect pulp capping in primary teeth, there was a clear preference for teaching the use of calcium hydroxide (CaOH), with well over half of all respondents teaching its use.
Another respondent, who reported teaching non-setting CaOH for direct pulp capping in primary teeth, also taught the use of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) for this purpose.
Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and calcium hydroxide as pulp capping agents in human teeth: a preliminary report.
Comparison of mineral trioxide aggregate and formocresol as pulp capping agents in pulpotomized primary teeth.
The grey colour of MTA is considered unaesthetic for pulpotomy and pulp capping [Naik and Hegde, 2005].
As a pulp capping or pulpotomy medicament in both animals and humans, MTA preserved normal pulp architecture, caused little or no inflammation and maintained an intact odontoblastic layer in almost all samples (Table 1) [Dominguez et al.
This is in addition to a possible minor area of pulpal necrosis that is left in contact with the dressing agent that could possibly be the major reason for indirect pulp capping failure [Langeland, 1987].
2006] when performing direct pulp capping in human premolars concluded that CH as a pulp capping agent can be used with or without rubber dam isolation.
According to Seltzer and Bender [1975] and Baulme and Holz [1981] direct pulp capping is indicated for small mechanical exposures in young permanent teeth with extensive vascular supply and should be discouraged for carious pulp exposures.