The pulp stumps can be treated by electrosurgery, Er:YAG laser, or with a dressing such as formocresol (FC), calcium hydroxide (CH), glutaraldehyde, enriched collagen solution, ferric sulphate (FS) or mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) which can protect the remaining pulp tissue and promote healing [Peng et al.
What does FC stand for?
FC stands for Formocresol
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She indicated that several clinics used substances such as formocresol and arsenic, which are not recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as they may cause cancer.
Otherwise, within this group of scenarios, the use of formocresol for a pulpotomy procedure was chosen by a small minority of participants.
Furthermore, the continued unease over the use of formocresol (FC) as a primary pulp medicament has led to the evolution of different approaches to pulp therapy.
Abstract Aim: The principles of evidence-based dentistry were used to compare mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), formocresol (FC), ferric sulphate (FS) and calcium hydroxide (CH) as primary molar pulpotomy medicaments.
Conclusion: The use of formocresol or formaldehyde-based medicaments should be replaced with more biocompatible medicaments possessing antimicrobial and pulpal regenerative properties.
5% ferric sulphate solution; 20% (1:5 dilution) Buckley's formocresol solution; MTA paste or well-condensed pure calcium hydroxide powder [Rodd et al.
On the other hand, retrospective chart audits have reported clinical and radiographic success rates of indirect pulp treatment for primary teeth that had deep carious lesions but without signs or symptoms of pulp degeneration, to be higher than 93%, compared 70-74% for formocresol pulpotomy of control teeth [Farooq et al.