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 .
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.
Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the in vivo histological dental pulp state after indirect pulp capping
using sildenafil or L-NAME, both incorporated into a new BTS.
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).