What is Dycal used for 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.
How is calcium hydroxide used in dentistry?
All calcium hydroxide preparations have a limited shelf life as they eventually turn into calcium oxide. Calcium hydroxide can be used as linings, for indirect and direct pulp cupping, root dressing, root canal sealant, apical closure.
What is calcium hydroxide paste?
Pure calcium hydroxide paste has a high pH (approximately 12.5-12.8) and is classified chemically as a strong base. Its main 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.
When would you use calcium hydroxide liner?
Calcium hydroxide liners are used for its bioinductive and antimicrobial activity. It should be only used in the deepest spots in the cavity where the RDT is ≤0.5 mm. The placement of calcium hydroxide should be followed by a layer of RMGI to protect it from its drawbacks.
Is Dycal the same as calcium hydroxide?
Dycal is a self-set rigid dental cement based on calcium hydroxide. It is indicated for both direct and indirect pulp coating. Dycal from denstply forms a protective base under cements, restorative materials and other base materials, stimulating the formation of secondary dentin.
Can you use Dycal under composite?
Further studies are necessary to suggest that Dycal can be used without any inhibitions under composite resin restorations, may be in vivo studies with long-term follow-up of the outcome are required.
Is Dycal setting or non setting calcium hydroxide?
Dycal is a rigid, but self-adjusting self-setting calcium hydroxide based dental cement. It is indicated for both direct and indirect pulp capping.
Is calcium hydroxide good for teeth?
Calcium hydroxide has been recommended for use in teeth with necrotic pulp tissue and bacterial contamination. It probably has little benefit in teeth with vital pulps.
Do you cure Dycal?
Prisma VLC Dycal calcium hydroxide base/liner is a one-component, rigid-setting, visible light cured material designed for use in direct and indirect pulp capping and as a protective base/liner under dental adhesives, varnishes, filling materials, cements, and other base materials.
Can we use calcium hydroxide under composite?
Studies have shown that calcium hydroxide “softens” under amalgam and resin-based composite restorations. The results are attributed to hydrolysis of the calcium hydroxide by fluid contamination from dentinal tubules and microleakage.
Is Dycal a liner or base?
Dycal is a calcium hydroxide rigid-setting material for direct and indirect pulp capping, and a protective liner under dental filling materials, cements and other base materials.