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What is Dycal in dentistry?

What is Dycal in dentistry?

Dycal® Calcium Hydroxide Liner is a two-component, rigid-setting, self-curing material designed for use in direct and indirect pulp capping and as a protective liner under dental adhesives, varnishes, filling materials, cements, and other base materials. Application to exposed, vital pulp tissue (direct pulp capping).

What is pulp capping in dentistry?

Pulp capping is a technique used in dental restorations to prevent the dental pulp from dying, after being exposed, or nearly exposed during a cavity preparation. When dental caries is removed from a tooth, all of the infected and some or all of the softened enamel and dentin are removed.

What is the role of calcium hydroxide in dentistry?

Calcium hydroxide may be used to preserve the vital pulp if infection and bleeding are controlled; to repair root fractures, perforations, open apices and root resorptions.

What are uses of calcium hydroxide and mechanism of action?

Calcium hydroxide has been used in dentistry for almost a century. Its mechanism of actions are achieved through the ionic dissociation of Ca(2+) and OH(-) ions and their effect on vital tissues, the induction of hard-tissue deposition and the antibacterial properties.

What is eugenol dental?

Eugenol is a non-irritating formula which suits the dental restoration purposes in several ways. Suggested as a solution in order to use with cement-retained implant restorations. Extra pure eugenol oil is used for the relief of insignificant dental pain and also to form sedative dentinal dressing with zinc oxide.

What is the difference between Dycal and Theracal?

Theracal released less Calcium ions as compared to MTA Plus gel and Biodentine but more than that by Dycal. Porosity, Water sorption and Solubility were least seen with Theracal as compared to other materials like Dycal, MTA Angelus, Biodentin , MTA plus etc.

Is pulp capping a root canal?

Pulp capping is a dental procedure that prevents the tooth pulp from being exposed during a cavity preparation, hence preventing the need for a root canal procedure. At Walker Dental Team, Dr. Walker may recommend a pulp capping procedure for you.

What is the difference between a pulp cap and a Pulpotomy?

Pulpotomy refers to coronal removal of the vital pulp tissue. In a tooth there is the crown part and the root part. In the crown part there is coronal pulp and in root there ia root pulp. Some times the cavity is deep but the pulp is not infected or there is pin point exposure but infection is not there.

Why calcium hydroxide is used in root canal treatment?

Currently, calcium hydroxide is the most used intracanal dressing, due to its antimicrobial effect within the root canal, which is caused by its dissociation and its indirect and direct actions in the dentinal tubules.

What tooth structure is calcium hydroxide placed in a prepared tooth?

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silver, tin, copper, zinc makeup of the alloy powder in amalgam
tooth structure that calcium hydroxide is placed dentin
unique characteristics of calcium hydroxide protects the tooth from chemical irritation produces reparative dentin compatible with all restorative materials

How do dentists mix calcium hydroxide?

Mix the Calcium Hydroxide. Use a stirring motion to mix the two pastes together until a uniform color is achieved; this should not take more than 10-15 seconds. When finished mixing, wipe off the instrument and use the applicator to pick up a portion that is about the size of the prepared cavity.

How do you use dental calcium hydroxide powder?

Prepare a moderately stiff paste by mixing Calcium Hydroxide Powder with sterile water. 4. Introduce the paste into the canal, packing the paste against the periapical tissue. Close the tooth with a temporary filling material and recall the patient in 2 weeks.