Pulp capping is an operative technique designed to preserve the vitality of a potentially infected dental pulp. The technique only works if the pulp reach by the infection is very mild. There are two types of pulp capping: direct pulp cap and indirect pulp cap. Indirect pulp cap means that the dentist deliberately leaves a bit of cavity around the pulp, without it being exposed, and covers it with a disinfectant agent. Whereas direct pulp cap means that a disinfectant agent directly recovers the pulp after it has been exposed while removing the cavity.


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