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).
Mix Endocal 10 according to the regular protocol. The quantity you will be using will of course be slightly less
Due to its extremely alkaline pH, Endocal 10 is very bactericidal. And unlike Formocresol, it is non
No. Endocal 10 is considered to be one of the most biocompatible dental materials available.
Not unless the other product is indicated in Endocal 10’s protocol.
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.
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