Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 80--84

Role of calcium-enriched mixture in endodontics


Pradeep Kabbinale1, KC Chethena2, MA Kuttappa3 
1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Sri Hasanamba Dental College and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pradeep Kabbinale
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India

Calcium-enriched mixture (CEM) has been recently introduced as a hydrophilic tooth-colored cement. The CEM cement powder is composed of calcium oxide, calcium sulfate, phosphorus oxide, and silica as major elements. CEM is alkaline cement (pH~11) that releases calcium hydroxide (CH) during and after setting. The physical properties of CEM, such as flow, film thickness, and primary setting time are favorable. This cement is biocompatible and induces formation of cementum, dentin, bone and periodontal tissues. This novel cement has an antibacterial effect comparable to CH and superior to mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and sealing ability similar to MTA. Its clinical applications include pulp capping, pulpotomy, root-end filling and perforation repair. This review describes the composition, properties and clinical applications of CEM in endodontics.


How to cite this article:
Kabbinale P, Chethena K C, Kuttappa M A. Role of calcium-enriched mixture in endodontics.Arch Med Health Sci 2015;3:80-84


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Kabbinale P, Chethena K C, Kuttappa M A. Role of calcium-enriched mixture in endodontics. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 May 18 ];3:80-84
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