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Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1981 Nov;52(5):531-53.

Capping of monkey pulps with Dycal and a Ca-eugenol cement.


Capping of 120 teeth in four monkeys was performed with Dycal or with a calcium-eugenol cement. The observation periods were 8 days or 90 days. The monkeys were killed, and the teeth were examined histologically. After 8 days, the pulp-tissue reactions were basically the same in the two groups. The tissue adjacent to the exposure site was characterized by varying amounts of necrotic tissue, inflammatory cells, and extravasated erythrocytes. Capping material and dentin chips were displaced into the pulp tissue. Particles from the capping materials were found in vessels, macrophages, and foreign body cells. After 90 days, more hard-tissue formation occurred in the Dycal group than in the Ca-eugenol cement group. The hard tissue was formed by either fibroblasts or the original odontoblasts.

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