As most carious lesions
are now found at earlier stages,21 the use of an index which includes the recording of both cavitated and non-cavitated lesions will improve the sensitivity of caries detection.
Management of the inflamed pulp associated with deep carious lesion
. J Endod 1981; 7(4):169-81.
It has been demonstrated that this technique gives efficient results in the detection of early carious lesions
All 60 teeth with carious lesions
were randomly divided into four experimental groups (n=12) and one positive control group (n=12), while teeth without caries lesions were used as a negative control group (n=12).
But for certain clinical situations, the retention of third molars is preferable as where second molars are already missing or need extraction owing to a large carious lesion
or third molars are indicated options for transplantations or orthodontic translations.
Direct pharmacological intervention onto a carious lesion
prior to placing a restoration is an opportunity to assist with the remineralization of carious dentine.
The depth of the carious lesions
was measured using line scans of mineral content profile across the surface layer of the lesions.
(13,14) O3 attacks many biomolecules--cysteine, methionine, histidine residues of proteins and change the surface ecology of the carious lesion
. Ozone plays an important role in caries reversal by shifting the microbial flora in carious lesion
to one containing normal oral commensals.
Secondary prevention is employed after the patient has developed a carious lesion
but before it has cavitated.
Orhan, "A clinical and microbiological comparative study of deep carious lesion
treatment in deciduous and young permanent molars," Clinical Oral Investigations, vol.
They also observed that the greater the period of exposure of the first permanent molar's sound mesial surface to the carious lesion
of the second primary molar, the greater is the risk of developing caries on the sound surface.
However, to successfully develop these prevention actions, it is necessary to know within each population the role played by the microorganisms associated to dental plaque deposited on a carious lesion
and how these contribute to revert the process in the presence of plaque sweeping through dental brushing or to accentuate the demineralization.
In its first stages, a carious lesion
does not contain an actual "cavity"; the tooth mineral just becomes more porous and "spongy" as swiss-cheese-like holes begin to form within it.