Calcium Hydroxide Vs MTA in Pulp Capping


Direct pulp-capping is a procedure for treating exposed vital pulp that involves covering the exposed region with dental material in order to promote the establishment of a protective barrier and the preservation of the vital pulp. Caries, mechanical sources, and trauma are the three factors that generate exposure to the vital pulp. On teeth with normal pulp or reversible pulpitis, pulp capping can be done. The findings of the tests for percussion, palpation, and periodontal probing need to be within normal bounds. The radiograph ought to display healthy apical tissue.

Materials of various types, including Zinc Oxide Eugenol, Glass Ionomer (GI), Resin Modified Glass Ionomer (RMGI), Adhesive systems, Calcium Hydroxide, Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA), and Bio dentine, are employed. Comparing MTA to Calcium Hydroxide as a direct pulp capping material, MTA is more efficient and better. In comparison to Calcium Hydroxide, MTA is simpler to use, more effective, less poisonous, and less likely to cause pulpal irritation.

Author(s) Details:

Shahd Fawaz Alnojaidi
Dar Al Uloom University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Massachusetts Central University, USA.

Ghadeer Fawaz Alnojaidi
Dar Al Uloom University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Rahaf Fawaz Alnojaidi
Dar Al Uloom University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Sawsan M. Alyousef
Intensive Care Consultant, King Fahad Medical City, Princess Noura University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Keyword: Pulp, capping, calcium hydroxide, mineral trioxide aggregate.

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