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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(6B), 1-4
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6B-1
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Merits and Demerits of Calcium Hydroxide as a Therapeutic Agent: A Review

Revathi. N1, and Sharath Chandra S.M2

1Department of Conservative Dentistry, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Yelahanka, Bangalore

2Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Yelahanka, Bangalore

Pub. Date: December 18, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry)

Cite this paper:
Revathi. N and Sharath Chandra S.M. Merits and Demerits of Calcium Hydroxide as a Therapeutic Agent: A Review. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(6B):1-4. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6B-1


Calcium hydroxide, an age-old, traditional, therapeutic agent, has found profound use in the field of conservative dentistry, endodontics, and pedodontics. It is indicated for vital pulp therapies, intracanal medication, endodontic sealing, pulp revascularization, apexification, and pulpotomy. The purpose of this review is to identify the various merits and demerits with regard to each application.

calcium hydroxide merits demerits vital pulp therapy intracanal medicament root resorption review

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