Enamel aperture with a diamond drill, followed by elimination of the caried dentin with adequate instruments, is indicated in the case of dentin caries. Filling with resin composites or silver amalgam should follow. Ceramic incrustations may be considered in the case of important tooth involvement.
Both the described intervention protocol and the specified treatments cannot encompass all the possible clinical situations. Likewise, they cannot replace clinician experience and the global vision afforded by all the diagnostic techniques, the tooth and oral conditions, and even the individual conditions of each patient. However, the information provided may serve to establish bases and guidelines for intervention and recommendations fundamented on experience and research.
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