Selective Caries Removal- A New Improvised Technique for Caries Management

Authors

  • Megha J Nair
  • Arathi Rao
  • Suprabha BS

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17154

Keywords:

Caries, caries removal, pulp protection

Abstract

The strategies to manage deep caries are constantly evolving as evidence heaps for the use of minimal
conservative techniques which would prevent pulpal exposure leading to preservation of pulp vitality,
remineralisation of the carious dentin and arrest the progression of caries and offer a predictable success of
the restoration. Changes in our understanding about the caries process, advent of new adhesive restorative
materials and the possibilities of remineralization of demineralized dental tissues helps us to explore
different techniques in caries management. Selective caries removal is now considered an efficient and
evidence based approach in deep caries management and focuses on maximum retention of tooth material
thus avoiding the probability of pulp exposure to provide a sound peripheral bondable surface for restoration
and creating excellent hermetic seal.

Author Biographies

Megha J Nair

Post Graduate Student, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry,Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Manipal

Arathi Rao

Professor, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry,Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Manipal

Suprabha BS

Professor & Head, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry,Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Manipal

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Megha J Nair, Arathi Rao, & Suprabha BS. (2021). Selective Caries Removal- A New Improvised Technique for Caries Management. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 2959-2964. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17154