ADA releases new clinical practice guideline on caries restorations
A new clinical practice guideline on restorative treatments for caries lesions has been released by the American Dental Association, and it suggests more conservative methods of removing carious tissue may reduce the risk of side effects.
16 recommendations are included in the guideline, which was the cover story of the July issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, for the treatment of moderate and advanced caries lesions in primary and permanent teeth that have not yet undergone endodontic therapy.
This recommendation is the second in a series of clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of dental caries created by the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and ADA Science & Research Institute. The recommendations “identify selective carious tissue removal as an effective treatment option in most cases of moderate and advanced caries in primary and permanent teeth.” The guideline also affirms “the efficacy of the most common restorative materials for treating moderate and advanced caries and suggests specific materials for primary and permanent teeth depending on the extent of the decay.”
The new guideline on restorative treatments for caries lesions is available at ADA.org/cariesguidelines.
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