Deep Carious Lesions: Understanding and Challenges

Focus is extended on the local cariogenic environment within deep stages of carious lesions

Lars Bjørndal

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Focus is extended on the local cariogenic environment within deep stages of carious lesions
  • When following the same carious lesion over time, a number of clinical variables can be taken into account, in when carious dentin is clinically detectable, to assess lesion activity
  • The intra-lesion dentin characteristics over time comparing an active “closed” lesion environment versus a slowly progressing “open” lesion environment reflect the basic mechanism that modulates lesion activity in untreated lesions. This know-how is used as a concept during the intervention for deep carious lesions
  • The treatment and control of deep lesions are inspired from the events taken place during natural deep caries progression and show that activity can be monitored using well-known dentin variables

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