Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Calcium Hydroxide in Dentistry: A Review

Rohit Pannu, Vikas Berwal


Calcium hydroxide has been used comprehensively in dentistry since its introduction by Hermann, for a number of procedures, such as direct & indirect pulp capping, apexogenesis, apexification, treatment of root resorption, iatrogenic root perforations, root fractures, replanted teeth, root canal sealer and inter-appointment intracanal dressing. Despite being available in varied forms & its wide range of antimicrobial activity, calcium hydroxide is less effective against some species. This paper is an attempt to reassess the properties and clinical applications of calcium hydroxide in dentistry.

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