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Volume 19 , Issue 5
September/October 1999

Pages 465-469

Efficacy of Carisolv-Assisted Caries Excavation

Andreas Cederlund, DDS/Sven Lindskog, DDS, PhD/Johan Blomlöf, DDS, PhD

PMID: 10709512
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0337

As a possible alternative to conventional techniques for excavating caries chemomechanical methods have been developed. Caridex has so far been the dominating product. However, a new system, Carisolv, was recently introduced. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the caries-dissolving efficacy of Carisolv in vitro. After excavation with Carisolv all dentin surfaces were caries free. However, 6 of the 10 cavities showed residual caries in the dentinoenamel junction. The dentin and enamel surfaces were covered by smear and debris. Since there may be a risk of leaving caries in the dentinoenamel junction proper case selection appears to be of importance to ensure a successful result.

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