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Comparative study of the efficiency of optical diagnostics in residual caries determination: in vivo study
Author(s): Ruxandra Luca; Carmen Todea M.D.; Adina Doda; Anca Tudor; Daliana Mocuta
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Paper Abstract

Dental caries are multifactorial, transmissible and infectious diseases, caused mainly by the complex interaction of cariogenic oral flora (bacterial biofilm) with fermentable alimentary carbohydrates on the tooth surface, over a period of time. The aim of this study was to evaluate the residual caries using a fluorescent lamp, caries detection dye, as well as combining these two methods in the diagnosing phase. The sample consisted of 4 patients with age between 23-29, from which were evaluated 10 dental units (9 molars and 1 premolar) with uncomplicated carious process of the occlusal surface and no other oral pathologies. First of all, was performed an initial clinical and x-ray exam, after that the carious process was removed. The next step was represented by visual and tactile examination of excavated cavity and the examination with UV lamp was also performed. These two methods of examination were performed after that together with revealing substance. The value obtained by using the revealing substance and lamp exams are insignificantly higher than the ones obtained through the revelling substance (p=0.414 with the significance threshold of α=0,05). Using the fluorescent lamp is more efficient than using caries revealing substances, because the substances need to be used carefully, and only as an adjuvant of the clinical exam, since these can lead to an over-preparation.

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Date Published: 10 August 2018
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10831, Seventh International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 108310C (10 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2285802
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Ruxandra Luca, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Carmen Todea M.D., Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Adina Doda, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Anca Tudor, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Daliana Mocuta, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10831:
Seventh International Conference on Lasers in Medicine
Carmen Todea M.D.; Adrian Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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