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One of the best agents used in successful pulp capping is:

 # One of the best agents used in successful pulp capping is:
A. Copper cement
B. Calcium hydroxide
C. Amalgam
D. Zinc oxide



The correct answer is B. Calcium hydroxide.

Calcium hydroxide, because of its high pH value, acts as a pulp irritant and stimulates reparative dentine formation . It is also used as a pulp-capping agent, both in direct and indirect pulp capping.

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