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The Role of Light-Induced Fluorescence in the Treatment of Smooth Surface Carious Lesions with Icon Infiltration and the Results After 1 Year

R. Kabaktchieva / N. Gateva / K. Peycheva
Published Online: 2015-02-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/amb-2014-0019


Caries infiltration is a novel technique that brings out immediate esthetic improvement in the opacity of the white spot lesions. Light-induced fluorescence method is a modern caries diagnostic method. In this study SoproLife camera (Acteon, France) was applied for diagnosing and follow-up of the results. The aims of this in vivo study are to test the role of light-induced fluorescence method (SoploLife camera) in the diagnosis of non-cavitated smooth surfaces carious lesions (ICDAS codes 1 and 2) of primary and permanent teeth and in the follow-up period immediately after application, 6 months and 1 year after applying ICON material (DMG). Teeth: n = 90; primary teeth: 6 kids; n = 40 teeth; permanent teeth: 6 patients; n = 50 teeth. Visual examination by ICDAS without probe, dry for 10 s with 3-in-1 syringe using lightening; SoproLife camera (450 nm), digital photos. LIF method applied with SoproLife camera (Diagnostic mode with day light and blue light) is more accurate than visual examination only when applied for single tooth diagnose. Moreover, LIF method for single tooth is more accurate in following up the effect of non-operative treatment of smooth surfaces lesions than using digital images. ICON is a material that stops the progression of non-cavitated smooth surfaces carious lesions in both primary and permanent teeth and make the aesthetic result better up to 1 year following the procedure.

Keywords : caries infiltration; white spot; microinvasive; noncavitated lesion


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Published Online: 2015-02-06

Published in Print: 2014-12-01

Citation Information: Acta Medica Bulgarica, Volume 41, Issue 2, Pages 36–42, ISSN (Online) 0324-1750, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/amb-2014-0019.

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