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Preserving pulp vitality: part one - strategies for managing deep caries in permanent teeth

Lookup NU author(s): David Edwards, Dr Simon StoneORCiD, Oliver BaileyORCiD


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© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to British Dental Association.This is the first article in a series reviewing the current literature surrounding the management of deep caries in permanent teeth. Approaches to caries management are continuing to evolve, with more conservative management increasingly favoured. This philosophy has never been more important than in managing the deep carious lesion. Evidence is emerging that the use of selective caries removal to reduce the risk of pulp exposure, in conjunction with calcium silicate cements, can be successful in maintaining pulp vitality, delaying the restorative cycle and prolonging the lifespan of the tooth.

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Author(s): Edwards D, Stone S, Bailey O, Tomson P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 2021

Volume: 230

Issue: 2

Pages: 77-82

Print publication date: 22/01/2021

Online publication date: 22/01/2021

Acceptance date: 23/07/2020

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373

Publisher: Springer Nature


DOI: 10.1038/s41415-020-2590-7


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