capping, indirect pulp

capping, indirect pulp,

n a chemical (usually calcium hydroxide) placed over a layer of carious dentin remaining over the potentially exposed pulp to protect the pulp from external irritants.
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Key Words: Dental caries, direct pulp capping, indirect pulp capping, Calcium hydroxide, lining material.
To accomplish this many treatment procedures have been proposed such as direct pulp capping, indirect pulp capping, partial pulpotomy, pulpotomy and pulpectomy.