The Radiographic Outcome of Biodentine and Calcium Hydroxide as Indirect Pulp Capping Agent in the Management of Deep Caries

International Journal of Medical Science
© 2023 by SSRG - IJMS Journal
Volume 10 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Rozina Akter, Md. Ali Asgor Moral, Md. Asaduszaman, Mozammal Hossain
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Rozina Akter, Md. Ali Asgor Moral, Md. Asaduszaman, Mozammal Hossain, "The Radiographic Outcome of Biodentine and Calcium Hydroxide as Indirect Pulp Capping Agent in the Management of Deep Caries," SSRG International Journal of Medical Science, vol. 10,  no. 1, pp. 20-24, 2023. Crossref,


This randomized clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the radiographic results of Biodentine and Calcium hydroxide as agents for indirect pulpal coverage in deep carious lesions of permanent posterior teeth. Seventy permanent posterior teeth with deep carious lesions and reversible pulpal conditions were selected for the study according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. These teeth were randomly divided into two groups. Group A: 35 teeth treated with Biodentine (experimental), group B: 35 teeth treated with calcium hydroxide (control). Standard procedures for indirect pulp closure were followed. The patient was evaluated at baseline, 3 and 6 months to assess the radiographic assessment of reparative dentin formation. Statistical analysis was performed using the chi-square (X2) test. A value of p<0.05 was considered statistically significant. After 6 months of observation, 31 teeth (91.18%) with Biodentine and 23 teeth (71.90%) made with calcium hydroxide showed reparative dentin formation. In conclusion, the induction of reparative dentin by Biodentine is more effective than the induction of calcium hydroxide as an indirect pulp-capping agent.


Pulp Capping, Biodentine, Calcium hydroxide, Radiography, Reparative Dentin.


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