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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 423-426

Novel treatment of white spot lesions: A report of two cases


Department of Conservative and Endodontic Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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B Shivakumar
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Davangere - 577 004
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.87217

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This case report describes a technique used to treat smooth surface white spot lesions microinvasively. It is based on the infiltration of an initial enamel caries lesion with low-viscosity light-curing resins called infiltrants. The surface layer is eroded and desiccated, followed by resin infiltrant application. The resin penetrates into the lesion microporosities driven by capillary force and is hardened by light curing. Infiltrated lesions lose their whitish appearance and look similar to sound enamel. Additionally, the treatment prevents lesion progression. This technique might be an alternative to microabrasion and restorative treatment in treating of white spot lesions of esthetically relevant teeth.


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