Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Case Report Volume 2 Issue 8

Indirect Pulp Capping and Occlusal Matrix: A Minimally Invasive Approach for Restoring Young Permanent Molars with Deep Carious Lesions

Mariana Pasa Rosa1, Thaisa Ribas Taques1, Mayara Vitorino Gevert2, Ana Elisa Ribeiro2 and Ana Claudia Rodrigues Chibinski3

1Dental Students, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Ponta Grossa State University, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
2PhD Students, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Ponta Grossa State University, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
3Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Ponta Grossa State University, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Ana Claudia Rodrigues Chibinski, Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Ponta Grossa State University, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil.

Received: June 28, 2018; Published: July 11, 2018

Citation: Ana Claudia Rodrigues Chibinsk., et al. “Indirect Pulp Capping and Occlusal Matrix: A Minimally Invasive Approach for Restoring Young Permanent Molars with Deep Carious Lesions ”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.8 (2018).

Abstract

  The term “hidden caries” designates a dentinal lesion beneath the dentinoenamel junction with intact or minimally cavitated enamel, therefore the radiographic exam is fundamental for the diagnosis. One possible treatment for these lesions is the indirect pulp capping with partial removal of the carious dentin to preserve the tooth vitality and to avoid a more invasive treatment such as endodontics. Therefore, this study aimed to describe a clinical case of indirect pulp capping in a first permanent molar with a deep carious lesion of a teenager patient. The final restoration was carried out with composite resin using the occlusal matrix technique, restoring aesthetics and function. Long-term follow up was accomplished through digital radiographic subtraction technique, which allowed the observation that mineral density of the affected dentin continue to increase over time, showing positive results after 12 months regarding dentin remineralization.

Keywords: Hidden Caries; Indirect Pulp Capping; Remineralization

Copyright: © 2018 Ana Claudia Rodrigues Chibinski., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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