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[Calcium hydroxide-based pastes used in endodontics].

Abstract
The aim of the present study is to propose a classification of calcium hydroxide pastes on the basis of the vehicle that retains the calcium hydroxide. The vehicle determines the working characteristics of the calcium hydroxide: viscous and only vehicles prolong the action of the calcium hydroxide as compared with water-soluble substances. Physicochemical properties of the vehicle may limit the effectiveness in disinfecting the entire root canal system. As calcium hydroxide is not effective against all bacterial species found in root canal infections, associations with other medicaments have been proposed to enhance the efficacy of the intracanal medication.
AuthorsRoeland De Moor
JournalRevue belge de meĢdecine dentaire (Rev Belge Med Dent (1984)) Vol. 58 Issue 1 Pg. 34-48 ( 2003) ISSN: 0775-0293 [Print] Belgium
Vernacular TitleLes pâtes à base d'hydroxyde de calcium utilisées en endodontie.
PMID12894662 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article, Review)
Chemical References
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Excipients
  • Root Canal Filling Materials
  • Calcium Hydroxide
Topics
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local (chemistry, classification, pharmacology)
  • Bacteria (drug effects)
  • Calcium Hydroxide (chemistry, classification, pharmacology)
  • Dental Leakage (prevention & control)
  • Dental Restoration, Temporary
  • Excipients (chemistry, classification)
  • Humans
  • Root Canal Filling Materials (chemistry, classification, pharmacology)
  • Root Canal Obturation (methods)

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