Evaluation of calcium release and pH value of light-cured cavity liners for pulp-capping materials

posted on 19.09.2018 by Kamila de Figueiredo PEREIRA, Rosymere Freitas de Sousa CRUVINEL, Andrea Abi Rached DANTAS, Milton Carlos KUGA

Abstract Introduction Cavity liners based calcium hydroxide present low strength and high solubility that is consider a disadvantage. In order to enhance these properties it was developed a light-cured cavity liner based calcium hydroxide containing resin. Objective The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pH and calcium release of light-cured cavity liners. Material and method There were prepared specimens (n=10) with the Ultra-Blend ® plus, Biocal® (light cured cements) and Hydro C® (control). The samples were stored in 10 mL of distilled water and maintained at 37 °C. After 24 hours, 7, and 14 days, there were analyzed pH and the release of calcium levels. The data were statistically analyzed by ANOVA and Tukey test (α = 0.05). Result The results of pH showed Hydro C > Ultra-Blend plus > Biocal. Biocal presented worst calcium release. Conclusion Light-cured materials present lower calcium release and alteration in pH values.