publication . Article . 2016

Treatment options for permanent teeth with deep caries

Marending, Monika; Attin, Thomas; Zehnder, Matthias;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft SSO
Abstract
The goal of this narrative review was to summarize and compare treatment options for permanent teeth carious lesions that are radiographically close to the pulp chamber. Thanks to adhesive restorative materials, minimally invasive approaches are possible. In this context, the old question arises as to whether caries must be excavated completely, i.e., down to hard dentin, or whether it could be advantageous to leave some soft dentin, or even merely seal the whole lesion. To answer this question, the microbiological aspects of the lesion must be considered, along with the immunological response in the dental pulp, with the concurrent possible negative outcomes fo...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: stomatognathic diseasesstomatognathic system
free text keywords: Clinic of Conservative and Preventive Dentistry, 610 Medicine & health
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