Dentin exposure - sealing dentin
Main indication: Tooth fractures that involve the dentin require immediate attention to prevent pulp injury.
Acute treatment includes a seal of exposed enamel dentin with glass ionomer cement.
Treatment options include reattachment of the fragment with composite etch technique if retrieved and found intact. Alternatively, the tooth can be augmented with composite material or a porcelain restoration.
|Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills|
|Some specialized surgical experience|
|Highly experienced and skilled surgeon|
|Basic equipment only|
|Simple surgical and imaging resources|
|Full specialized surgical and imaging resources|