Alternative method for placing calcium hydroxide paste into the root canal system as intracanal medication

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Edition V06N01 | Year 2016 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 32 to 37

Bruna Medeiros Bertol De Oliveira E Carlos Alberto Herrero De Morais

Introduction: The objective of this paper is to present an alternative method for placing calcium hydroxide paste as intracanal medication used after chemical-mechanical preparation of the root canal system. Material and methods: The technique used a disposable plastic 1.2-mL syringe (UltradentTM) and tips for irrigation/aspiration (Capillary Tips UltradentTM). For depth control of the material to be inserted, a silicone stop was used on the Capillary Tips tip, at the working length of the root canal which had been previously prepared. Subsequently, lubrication of the plastic syringe and the tip was carried out with propylene glycol. Calcium hydroxide was combined with propylene glycol with the aid of a #24 spatula on a glass plate until a smooth, homogeneous paste was obtained. To apply the calcium hydroxide paste into the syringe, a spatula was also used. Immediately after that, the intracanal medication could be inserted into the root canal system. Conclusion: The technique of placing calcium hydroxide into the root canal system presented satisfactory results, clinical predictability and ease of preparation.

Root canal therapy, Calcium hydroxide, Endodontics,

Oliveira BMB, Morais CAH. Alternative method for placing calcium hydroxide paste into the root canal system as intracanal medication. Dental Press Endod. 2016 Jan-Apr;6(1):32-7. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2358-2545.6.1.032-037.oar

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