To Drill Or Not To Drill? – Current Concepts And Strategies Of Caries Excavation
Historically, caries was regarded as an irreversible infection that required the complete removal of all cariogenic microbes. However, the traditional method of caries management, which involves removing all microscopic organisms from lesions, is no longer applicable. The goal of modern caries treatment is to extend the life of the restoration without removing sound or re-mineralizable dentin. This is frequently based on recent findings that dental caries is a biofilm-based and lifestyle-mediated disease.