White spot lesions: Enamel defect or just Caries? How to deal with them! Part 2
More and more we are finding “spots” in our patients’ teeth. Some are just initial lesions, some are enamel defects. We will explain how to differentiate them and treat with remin or infiltration therapies up to treatment with GIC or other bioactive materials. Always with the MI philosophy in mind.
Minimum Intervention Dentistry until now, has been focused mainly on caries; although this concept, this philosophy can apply to every disease. Nowadays, more and more frequently, we find young patients with whitish spots or areas, sometimes even yellowish, as the reason for the consultation. Other times, we just saw them when exploring the patient. Both situations are relevant in the clinical context.
It is essential to diagnose what are we dealing with, for being able to talk to the patient or the parents, to implement the right treatment plan, for the long term of the patient’s oral health. In both situations, we will pay special attention to the idea of “chronic disease”, this would help the parents and the patient with compliance. We manage with special consideration the early treatment of severe MIH and the maintenance of the patient.
In our conference, we will focus on the differential diagnosis and early treatment. We need to give the patient the best esthetic, and also treat them with Minimally Invasive Philosophy present all the time.
- Learning objective 1: White lesion differential diagnosis
- Learning objective 2: The importance of early treatment.
- Learning objective 3: Basic strategies for remineralization.
- Learning objective 4: Infiltration concept for Minimum Intervention and Esthetics
- Learning objective 5: Maintenance: How to keep patients stable with the best function and aesthetics possible.