Abstract
An: 2020, Nr.4, Articol Nr. 5
Title: 

EVALUATION OF THE EFFICACY OF CARIES-REVEALING DYES IN DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN INFECTED AND AFFECTED DENTIN DURING RESTORATIVE TREATMENT

Authors: 

      Dorelia Lucia Călin - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine şi Pharmacy, Iaşi, Discipline of Cariology and Restorative Odontotherapy
      Evaluation of the Efficacy of Caries-Revealing Dyes In Differentiating Between Infected and Affected Dentin During Restorative Treatment (Abstract): The aim of this study is to determine the advantages of using caries-revealing dyes in differentiating between infected and affected dentin during restorative treatment. Material and method: The patients selected for this study presented to the Discipline of Cariology and Restorative Odontotherapy within the Faculty of Dental Medicine, UMF „Gr. T. Popa” Iaşi, for a restorative treatment of carious lesions. Sable Seek dye was applied in order to differentiate the infected dentin from the affected one at the level of 26 molars and premolars that presented cavitary occlusal caries. Results: In all cases, the dye remained fixed in the cavity in the dentin, but the color intensity was different. Due to the difference in the intensity of the staining produced by the caries detector, it is possible to differentiate between the infected tissues with a much more intense staining (dark green) and the affected tissue with a less intense staining (light green). Conclusions: The contrast obtained by the caries developer can help to identify carious dentin if tactile discrimination is not available, and can be used as a complementary means of diagnosis.
Key words: infected dentin, affected dentin, caries developer
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