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AH Temp

AH Temp
 AH Temp™ is a calcium hydroxide based temporary root canal dressing that combines effective disinfection of root canals with the precise placement of the paste.

AH Temp features:

  •  Direct and precise placement into the root canal
  • A highly alkaline paste of pH12
  • Slow drying
  •  Excellent radiopacity
  •  Proven compatibility with the root canal sealer AH Plus®
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AH Temp combines the effective disinfection of root canals with easy handling due to the convenient AH Temp cannulas.

Key Features:

The aim of all endodontic treatments is the effective disinfection of root canals. AH Temp is a highly alkaline paste with a pH level of 12, based on calcium hydroxide which is known for its antimicrobial effect.

Ensuring reliable X-ray control.*

For easy access into the root canal for the direct and precise placement of the paste into the apical third.

Once the cap is removed, AH Temp keeps its consistency for 6 hours*, ensuring there is no time pressure during the treatment for stress-free chairside use, longer storage times and less risk of blocked cannulas.

Directions For Use: Download

 *Data on file



AH Temp Kit

4 x 75ml syringes

2 x 10 tips


AH Temp Cannula Refill

2 x 10 tips


AH Temp Syringe Obturation Kit 

1 x AH Plus® Jet™ Refill

1 x Mixing tip refill

1 x AH Temp Kit

How is AH Temp removed from the root canal?

AH Temp residue is cleaned from canal walls with root canal preparation instruments and by rinsing with sterile water. After the final rinse with sterile water the root canals needs to be dried with paper points.

Can AH Temp be used along with an antibiotic treatment of the patient?

An additional antibiotic treatment of the patient is not usually indicated but would not influence the function of AH Temp.

What is the setting time of AH Temp?

AH Temp does not set!

AH Temp is designed to remain as a smooth paste in order to be effectively removed from the root canal. AH Temp is a temporary dressing and not a definite sealer so it is removed prior to the final obturation with gutta percha and AH Plus.

How often should the dressing be changed?

Depending on the case, it is helpful to change the dressing several times. Examples are persisting inflammation or long-term applications.

If used as a long-term root canal dressing, the dressing should be changed every three months.

What is the advantage of calcium hydroxide compared to other dressings?

Calcium hydroxide is the most popular and well researched agent available. It is highly disinfective, biocompatible and supports healing of periapical tissues. It is bactericidal by chemical action and not by pharmacological activity.

Does AH Temp influence the function of AH Plus

No. In vitro tests show that the self-adhesive properties of AH Plus are not compromised by AH Temp.*

Does the pH of AH Temp decrease over time?

No, the paste contains a large reservoir of hydroxyl ions that constantly work to eliminate the bacteria.

Why is radiopacity important regarding a temporary root canal dressing?

It is important to check the placement of the paste. The paste should work in the apical third and in the side canals, where the NiTi files could not completely reach. The radiograph ensures that the paste is placed properly. Furthermore, a radiograph gives information about what the final obturation will look like.

What is the finger grip that is included in each package?

The finger grip is a little device that clips onto the syringe ensuring a comfortable hand position and the effective rotation of the syringe around 360°.

How is the endodontic cavity sealed after placing AH Temp?

Tightly sealing of the endodontic cavity using a temporary restorative material is essential in order to avoid the contamination of the root canal system between appointments.

Usually a foam pellet is placed on top of the root canal openings and the coronal part of the tooth is filled with glass ionomer (Chemfil® Rock).

*Data on file



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