ferric sulphate

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A chemical applied in aqueous solution to the pulpal surface of primary teeth to achieve haemostasis in a pulpotomy procedure. It is the active ingredient in some gingival retraction cords.

Further Reading:

Ibricevic H., Al-Jame Q. Ferric sulphate and formocresol in pulpotomy of primary molars: long term follow-up study. Eur J Paediatr Dent 2003 Mar;4(1):28–32.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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