Root caries

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Saturday 19 April 2008 with 0 comments



  • Geriatric or post-periodontal incidence
  • Distinguish between active and inactive root caries
  • Inactive: eburnated (sclerotic) dentin which is darkened by extrinsic staining and is firm to the touch of the explorer
  • Limited access for isolation may preclude composite and glass ionomers
  • Frequent fluoride use (i.e. radiation patients) may degrade the surface of Glass ionomer restorations over time
  • Amalgam may be the material of choice due to ease of direct insertion, carving, finishing and durability

Category: Conservative and Endodontics Notes

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