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Dental caries is a complex multifactorial disease of the calcified tissues of the teeth, caused by interaction of various factors including the host, agent, substrate and time as demonstrated by the Keyes circle. Detecting carious lesion at the earliest possible stage of its development is definitely helpful in appropriate treatment planning for the same.(More)
In the era of minimal invasive dentistry, every effort should be directed to preserve the maximum tooth structure during cavity preparation. However, while making cavities, clinicians usually get indecisive at what point caries excavation should be stopped, so as to involve only the infected dentin. Apparent lack of valid clinical markers, difficulties with(More)
One of the most distressing aspects of dentistry for pediatric patients is the fear and anxiety caused by the dental environment, particularly the dental injection. The application and induction of local anesthetics has always been a difficult task, and this demands an alternative method that is convenient and effective. Electronic dental anesthesia, based(More)
Pediatric dentists should always aim for esthetic and functional rehabilitation of decayed/traumatized primary teeth. The most common method for restoring such teeth involves the use of "strip crowns" with composites, while the recent trend is toward using other extracoronal restorations including preve-neered stainless steel crowns and zirconia crowns. All(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the efficacy of ferric sulfate, glutaraldehyde, and mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) as pulpotomy medicaments in primary molars. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a perspective randomized clinical trial. A total of 90 molars from 42 children aged 4-8 years were selected for pulpotomy procedure. Teeth were randomly divided(More)
This unusual case report describes the accidental swallowing of a hypodermic needle by a patient during a conservative procedure, which though safely discharged in the stool after 24 hours but emphasizes the use of two major preventive measures namely, rubber dam and oral packing during all endodontic and conservative procedures to prevent the occurrence of(More)
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