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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At the same time, the extracted teeth may respond to caries excavation differently than the teeth in function, since an outward flow of fluid has been reported in in vivo dentin, which is partly ameliorated by using freshly extracted teeth [18].
This makes it suitable for caries detection using SIROInspect, based on "fluorescence-aided caries excavation", or FACEA technology that utilizes the fluorescence properties of teeth.