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calcium hydroxide in food

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nothing Usually: Calcium hydroxide or slaked lime is commonly used in food preparation and in sewage treatment. Side effects of acute exposure are; swallowed: chem ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Protection: Calcium hydroxide is relatively fragile and also does not bond to tooth structure well. By placing a layer of glass ionomer over it you hold the calc ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Stimulation: Calcium hydroxide helps stimulate the formation of repairative dentin.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Calcium hydroxide: is used in pulpotomy therapy because of its antimicrobial properties and its ability for new dentin formation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
On dentin: I believe what you're asking is where is it placed. Calcium hydroxide is usually placed in the area where the decay was closest to the nerve (pulp) o ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: This stuff is made up of normal body constituents.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Depends: a pulpotomy is performed on baby teeth most often, to provide pain relief if a vital pulp and maintain the tooth until the permanent replacement. It i ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Helpful: Calcium hydroxide is used as an interim filling material until the final filling material is placed in the canals. Calcium hydroxide is used to kill ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Reams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Alternatives: The problem is most antacids are from the 2 chemicals but you can use Gaviscon which is a little different and so could be used without over use. How ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
No: Irritation is very common with these, more likely than allergy, but latex sensitivity is an unrelated issue.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maffezzoli
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Doxylamine is an antihistamine. If it works for you could also try 25 to 50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep.Available without a prescriptio ... Read More

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