indirect pulp capping

in·di·rect pulp cap·'ping

the application of a suspension of calcium hydroxide to a thin layer of dentin overlying the pulp (near exposure) in order to stimulate secondary dentin formation and protect the pulp.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

in·di·rect pulp cap·ping

(indi-rekt pŭlp kaping)
Application of a suspension of calcium hydroxide to a thin layer of dentin overlying pulp (near exposure) to stimulate secondary dentin formation and protect pulp.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Children of all age groups are affected by dental caries and its treatment is restorative care, which may even include pulp therapy like indirect pulp capping, pulpotomy and pulpectomy.
Orhan, "Evaluation of calcium ([Ca.sup.2+]) and hydroxide (OH-) ion diffusion rates of indirect pulp capping materials," International Journal of Artificial Organs, vol.
After indirect pulp capping with SCCHC, glass ionomer cement and/or an adhesive system are usually placed in the cavity before insertion of composite resin.
Franzon et al., "Clinical and microbiological effect of calcium hydroxide protection in indirect pulp capping in primary teeth," American Journal of Dentistry, vol.
The types of clinical procedures undertaken by respondents are shown in Figure 1(indirect pulp capping), Figure 2 (direct pulp capping) and Figure 3 (pulpotomy).
Recently, a bioactive glass-incorporated light-curable pulp capping material (pulp regenerative material, Activa[TM] Bioactive, Pulpdent, Watertown, MA, USA) has been introduced as the first bioactive dental product approved by the FDA in terms of bioactivity for indirect pulp capping materials; it provides quick setting times of less than 20 s for clinical convenience and biomineralization ability for hard tissue regeneration, and it has excellent biocompatibility [9].
For direct pulp capping, Ca(OH)2 was the material of choice whereas a combination of Ca(OH)2 and GIC was preferred for indirect pulp capping under composite resin restorations.
The second was in the case of deep lesions, using indirect pulp capping (IPC) to avoid pulp exposure.
For the same scenario for a dentallyanxious child, the Hall technique, indirect pulp capping and ferric sulphate pulpotomy were preferred by 10/32, 5/32 and 5/32 postgraduates respectively (Figures 1 and 2).

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