At LI Center for Healthier Dentistry, we avoid condemning a tooth to root canal therapy when its nerve is healthy. Instead, we use a direct pulp cap procedure. Our success rates for pulp cap procedures have dramatically increased thanks to a revolutionary new material called Theracal LC. Theracal LC by Bisco, a leader in modern dental material technology, is non-toxic and biocompatible. It effectively seals the nerve, allowing it to fully heal. In addition, Theracal LC also helps the tooth to reform new and healthy dentin.
By following strict disinfection protocols, as well as using the best bonding adhesive agents available, such as Theracal LC, the doctors at LI Center for Healthier Dentistry are able to create a bacteria-impenetrable seal around a tooth’s nerve, allowing it the best chance at healing. This restoration technique enables a tooth’s filling to work in harmony with the tooth itself, and it does not put any negative forces or pressure on the delicate pulp cap interface.
Watch the video below to learn more about pulp capping: