indirect pulp cap

in·di·rect pulp cap

(indi-rekt pŭlp kap)
Placement of a restorative covering or dressing material over a thin layer of remaining caries when removal of all would result in an exposure of the pulp, to promote healing and dentin formation.
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Six students said they would use an indirect pulp cap and plastic restoration--even though in such a case the pulp would be compromised.
For a dentally-anxious patient, 6/32 postgraduates chose the Hall technique, 6/32 other forms of treatment, 5/32 traditional restorative treatment and 5/32 selected an indirect pulp cap and plastic restoration (Figures 1 and 2).
Preferences for materials used for indirect pulp caps (IPCs), DPCs and pulpotomy in anterior and posterior primary and permanent teeth.