It is used as a capping paste in dentistry, as a canal sealer in vital amputation and pulpectomy operations
It is a strong antiseptic. It is used as a capping paste in indirect pulp capping, as a base under filling materials, and as a temporary filling material that relieves pain.
✓ Provides bactericidal effect on carious dentine
✓ Can be easily removed from root canal by simple irrigation
✓ Excellent radiopacity
✓ Provides insulation in deep cavities
✓ As a capping paste in indirect pulp capping.
✓ As a base under fillers
✓ As a temporary filling material that relieves pain
✓ Temporary covering of the cavity in intermediate dressings.
✓ Covering the pulp