Frequently Asked Questions

What difference is there between calcium hydroxide and Endocal 10 heavy calcium oxide ?

The difference is very important. Calcium hydroxide has no chemical reaction with its environment, it is and remains calcium hydroxide. Heavy calcium oxide, on the other hand, undergoes an important transformation, whose resultant will be calcium hydroxide (amongst other things). By using the residual water present in the canals and tubules, the heavy calcium oxide transforms into calcium hydroxide. It is this process of transformation – otherwise called permutation, which allows heavy calcium oxide a better tubular penetration and which makes it the only treatment able of it to efficiently seal the tubules by making the environment imputrescible by eliminating any trace of
water (see thesis by Vulcain & Guigand).

What protocol and dosage should be used when treating a child with Endocal 10 ?

Mix Endocal 10 according to the regular protocol. The quantity you will be using will of course be slightly less

Is the product bactericidal ?

Due to its extremely alkaline pH, Endocal 10 is very bactericidal. And unlike Formocresol, it is non

Is the product toxic ?

No. Endocal 10 is considered to be one of the most biocompatible dental materials available.

Could EndoCal 10 be used with other products ?

Not unless the other product is indicated in Endocal 10’s protocol.

Is EndoCal 10 permanently radiopaque ?

EndoCal is absorbed by dentinal tubules with time, thus radiopacity is reduced with time. Dentine structure will also become more dense with Endocal 10. This will create less contrast on an X-ray.

Is there a training or certification available to improve my knowledg?

Yes we have created a training via the internet. Please contact us for more information.

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