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Hvorfor skal vibehandle primæretænder?
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology.
2014 (Danish)In: Tandlægebladet, ISSN 0039-9353, Vol. 118, no 10, 794-798 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

Why should primary teeth be restored? Caries in the primary dentition is a public health concern and a challenge for the dental care system. An assumption has traditionally been that primary teeth with carious lesions should be restored by removing infected tissue and replacing it with an appropriate dental material. This practice, however, has been questioned. This paper reviews consequences of untreated caries and the benefits of restoring primary teeth. Treatment of caries in primary teeth has positive implications for the child, both in the short and long term. The rapid caries progression in primary teeth suggests a more operative approach compared to permanent teeth since in this case caries progresses more slowly. Deep restorations in primary teeth increase the risk of pulpal involvement. There is no conclusive scientific support for treatment of caries in the primary dentition, but there is some support that stepwise or partial caries removal reduces the incidence of pulp exposure in symptomless, vital, carious primary teeth.

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2014. Vol. 118, no 10, 794-798 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105624OAI: diva2:827116
Available from: 2015-06-26 Created: 2015-06-26 Last updated: 2015-07-30Bibliographically approved

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