Help with stepwise excavation and calcium hydroxide

Discussion in 'Dental Students' started by lilo, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. lilo


    Jan 10, 2018
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    Dear everyone.

    Today i had a patient where i had to do a stepwise excavation. It was more like an intermediate restorative material because of lack of time, and so i thought it could as well work as stepwise excavation.

    However i ended up forgetting using dycal which is a calcium hydroxide, and i also obviously forgot vitrebond (glas ionomer liner) too since i forgot the dycal. Patient is now home. I am wondering how big of a problem it is to forget these 2 if the patient is going to get a permanant filling made in about 1 to 2 months from now?

    I guess i will not have any tertiary dentin developement and hence it will be non effective, but will it make the caries worse? Should i call in the patient to fix it with a new IRM?

    Please answer me thank you in advance.
    lilo, Jan 10, 2018
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