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.

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.

indirect pulp capping,

n See capping, pulp, indirect.
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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).
In this study, an indirect pulp capping and a tooth extraction model in animals were used to evaluate the effects of AC-100 on new dentin and bone formation, tissue healing and bone quality, respectively.
In the indirect pulp capping portion of this study AC-100 induced new dentin growth comparable to and better than Dycal in a dose and application method dependent manner.
Indirect pulp capping and primary teeth: is the primary tooth pulpotomy out of date?
Indirect pulp capping in the primary dentition: a 4 year follow-up study.
The first presentation entitled, "AC-100, a Fragment of MEPE, Promotes New Dentin Formation in both Direct and Indirect Pulp Capping Models in Beagle Dogs," abstract #F461 and #SA461, was presented on September 23rd and September 24th at the ASBMR meeting.
The responses concerning the types of primary pulp therapy taught were: indirect pulp capping (10), direct pulp capping (7), pulpotomy (14) and pulpectomy (8) and 10/14 respondents reported teaching at least three types of primary pulp therapy with 2 teaching all four types.
Table 1 illustrates the types of medicament taught for direct and indirect pulp capping.
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.
Where removal of all dental caries would lead to a small pulp exposure, 9/14 taught indirect pulp capping, the remainder teaching the student to perform a vital pulpotomy.
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].
However, a recent Cochrane review concluded that the options of indirect pulp capping, direct pulp capping, extraction and no treatment, for the treatment of extensive decay in primary molars has not been adequately investigated [Nadin et al.