Minimal Intervention Dentistry and Pain Management: Perfect Partners in Restorative Pediatric Dentistry

Break free from the ‘drill and fill’ era in pediatric dentistry through “Minimal Intervention Dentistry” and explore techniques like Atraumatic Restorative Treatment prioritizing the preservation of natural tooth tissue while minimizing pain. This article sheds light on reducing anxiety in young patients and underscores the crucial role of pain management. Uncover those insights that will redefine your pediatric dental practice now!

Minimal Intervention Dentistry and Pain Management: Perfect Partners in Restorative Paediatric Dentistry

It was once believed that dental caries was a rapidly progressing disease that required full surgical removal of decayed tissue and restoration of the tooth. The so-called “drill and fill” approach advocated for the removal of all carious enamel and dentine (both firm and soft), taking with it healthy tooth tissue and weakening the tooth structure in the process. Further, most restorations would eventually need to be replaced, trapping the patient in a lifelong cycle of repeat restorations.

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