Intracanal disinfection in permanent teeth: Isolate the tooth with a rubber dam. Clean, de-bride and instrument the canals. Rinse and dry the canal spaces. Moisten a small cotton pellet with Buckley's Formocresol. Blot or wring any excess liquid from the pellet. Place the cotton pellet in the pulp chamber and seal the access hole with a temporary filling material. Recall the patient after a minimum of 48 hours and remove the pellet. Complete the endodontic treatment and restore.
Buckley's Formocresol pulpotomy in primary teeth: Isolate the tooth with a rubber dam. Remove visible caries. Remove the coronal pulp with an excavator or bur leaving the radicular pulp. Achieve hemostasis. Moisten small cotton pellets with fomocresol. Blot or wring any excess liquid from the pellet. Place the pellets directly on the radicular pulp stumps for 5 minutes. Place a base or a core in the tooth and restore.
Establish a diagnosis of alveolar osteitis; typically characterized as a constant dull or throbbing ache, exacerbated by touch, approximately 2 days post extraction. The socket will have no clot present and will usually be packed with food debris.
Thoroughly rinse and de-bride the socket.
Introduce Dry Socket Paste into the socket using a flat-bladed instrument or a disposable syringe.
Tamp down the Dry Socket Paste, ensuring coverage of all exposed bone.
Do not cover the Dry Socket Paste.
Dry Socket Paste will remain in the extraction socket 3 to 5 days and will gradually wash out as the socket heals – there is no need for a separate visit to remove the product.