- Vitapex can be injected directly and flows easily into tight, curved, accessory canals.
- The proper consistency of Vitapex provides perfect filling without any bubbles.
- Vitapex shows excellent radiopacity & anti-bacterial properties.
- The main advantage is that it resorbs from the apical tissues in 1 week to 2 months.
- Vitapex is apparently harmless to permanent tooth germs.
- It can be easily inserted and removed from the root canal as it does not set.
- If the material goes beyond the then apex there will not be any problem as it is resorbable and nontoxic to periapical tissues.
- Zinc oxide and Eugenol set into hard cement that resists resorption.
- Vitapex does not set unlike zinc oxide and eugenol paste.
- Vitapex can be removed for retreatment.
- Calcium hydroxide - 30% activates blast cells aiding abiogenesis.
- Iodoform - 40.4% is bacteriostatic and increases radiopacity.
- Silicon oil - 22.4% acts as a lubricant, ensures complete coating of canal walls, makes it nonsetting.
- Overfilling does not cause any problem because Vitapex is completely resorbable.
Vitapex is a premixed calcium hydroxide paste containing iodoform used as a temporary or permanent root canal filling material after pulpectomy or RCT. This paste is packaged in a convenient syringe to eliminate messy mixing.