Specifically, it involves closing cavities resulting from the removal of carious enamel and dentin. These procedures typically use special composite materials known for their excellent aesthetic and biocompatible performance.
If the caries involves the dental pulp containing nerve fibres, the dentist may decide to perform endodontic treatments.
Conservative treatments include fillings, reconstructions and inlays. Fillings and reconstructions are defined as “direct” because they are completed in a single session by the dentist. On the other hand, inlays are fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, where the missing part of the tooth is made.
The dentist chooses between one option or the other based on the shape and size of the missing part of the tooth.
Conservative dentistry treatments can involve conscious sedation to ensure a more comfortable experience to the patient.
Several years. However, it depends on multiple factors, such as the techniques and materials used, the extension, hygiene practices, and regular check-ups to identify issues at an early stage.
Prevention is the only way to detect caries. During check-up sessions, the dentist can diagnose its presence.
Other symptoms are sensitivity, bleeding, and acute pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, we recommend seeking the attention of a dentist.
Early cavities can be reversed in a non-invasive way.
It depends on how deeply rooted it is. The more superficial it is, the easier it will be to get rid of it. Every treatment is conducted as non-invasively as possible, using local anaesthesia to remove pain. However, particularly anxious patients may opt for conscious sedation.