Incomplete Caries Removal Significantly Reduces the Risk of Pulp Exposure and Post-Operative Pulpal Symptoms

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Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Incomplete caries removal: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Schwendicke F, Dörfer CE, Paris S.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

J Dent Res 2013;92(4):306-14.


Marisa Maltz, DDS, MSc, Luana Severo Alves, DDS, MSc, PhD


The authors conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing incomplete and complete caries removal on the management of caries lesions in primary and permanent teeth

Source of Funding

The study was funded by the authors and their institutions

Type of Study/Design

Systematic review with meta-analysis

Level of Evidence

Level 1: Patient-oriented evidence

Strength of Recommendation Grade

Grade A: Consistent, patient-oriented evidence

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