Chemomechanical Caries Removal: A Conservative and Pain-Free Approach


With the increasing trend and need for preserving natural tooth structure while providing a patient friendly environment, Minimal Intervention Dentistry is of great eminence in today’s scenario [1]. One of the techniques includes Chemomechanical Caries Removal. As the name suggests, Chemomechanical Caries Removal involves the application of a chemical solution to the carious dentine followed by gentle removal with hand instruments. It has seen to be very efficient in its caries removal effectiveness while maintaining its minimal invasive potential. It is based on biological principles which involves removal of only the infected dentine while retaining the affected dentin [2]. The chemical agents used can be broadly classified into sodium hypochlorite based agents and enzymatic agents.

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@inproceedings{Hegde2017ChemomechanicalCR, title={Chemomechanical Caries Removal: A Conservative and Pain-Free Approach}, author={Mithra Nidarsh Hegde and Abhishek MA}, year={2017} }