excavation

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Current concepts and techniques for caries excavation and adhesion to residual dentin.
Fluorescence images help during the caries excavation. In the past, we did this with dyes, which meant that we had to wait for them to soak in -- this was simply not an option that we felt was ideal.
Historically, the placement of a medicament or material against a direct pulpal exposure during caries excavation was controversial, and instead conventional endodontic therapy was recommended.1,2,3 The reluctance to place a direct pulp cap on an exposure in a carious field was based on unpredictable outcomes using traditional materials and treatment protocols.
Caries excavation has traditionally been performed according to mechanical principles using drills and sharp-edged hand instruments.