caries excavation


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caries excavation

The removal of the diseased portion of a tooth, before it is filled. It may be accomplished with air, burs, chemicals, drills, lasers, ultrasound, and other means.
See also: excavation
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This conservative procedure is still difficult because the lack of clinically reliable criteria to guide caries excavation.
Fluorescence values were different from infected and unaffected or normal dentine independently of caries excavation method.
All caries excavation methods resulted in similar remaining dentine fluorescence values.