Issue One 2023
2023, Vol. 10, issue 1, (January)
Minimally invasive treatment of dental caries – a clinical study
This study aims to compare deep carious lesions of patients treated by the selective removal method of infected dentin to affected dentin(SRAD) and leathery dentin (SRLD).
Materials and Methods. Thirty patients aged 20 to 35 were studied. Cases of very deep carious lesions of molars and premolars have been treated. In the first group (RAD), the carious dentin is removed to the affected dentin. In the second group, the carious dentin is removed by the selective removal method of infected dentin to leathery dentin(SRID).
Results. In the two groups studied, electric pulp test values decreased statistically significantly in the sixth month of the study.
Conclusion. In this study, we found no differences between the two methods for removing infected dentin with the inclusion of ozonation and chemical-mechanical excavation to preserve the vitality of the dental pulp.
Keywords: selective caries removal; dental caries; chemical mechanical excavation; gaseous ozone
Authors:Janet Kirilova; Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria; Email this author
Dimitar Kirov; Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria;