Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the clinical and radiographic performance of pulpectomies using 1) iodoform
paste and 2) calcium hydroxide/zinc oxide (Calen[R]/ZO) paste (thickened by the manufacturer) in primary teeth with irreversible pulpitis or pulp necrosis caused by dental caries or trauma.
Elimination of infection in pulpectomized deciduous teeth: a short-term study using iodoform
They concluded that Ca(OH)2 paste with iodoform
showed necrosis at the perforation site and different levels of cementum hyperplasia.14
Evaluation of tissue response to MTA and Portland cement with iodoform
. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2006;102:417-21.
Caption: Figure 3: IOPA showing Root canals of 11 and 21 filled with Calcium hydroxide and iodoform
(metapex) beyond the apex with the intention to resolve peri apical abscess and the access cavity was restored with temporary restorative material
Resorption of a calcium hydroxide/ iodoform
paste (Vitapex) in root canal therapy for primary teeth: a case report.
Klara's doctor, Eduard Bloch, had administered iodoform
, which was the stan= dard treatment for breast cancer at the time.
Packing with iodoform
initially, and alginate or hydrofiber later as the bioburden diminishes seems reasonable.
The kit contains bandages, cotton, lint, Aromatic Spirits of Ammonia, Iodoform
gauze, baking soda and mustard.
The presence of iodide in drinking water causes low taste and an unpleasant odor due to formation of iodoform
with natural organic matter (Bichsel and von Gunten, 1999).
Laboratory experience indicates that high ammonium ion concentrations naturally inhibit methanogens; for safety, iodoform
will be added also.
gauze was used in between staples for serous drainage.