A 27-year-old female presented with deep initial decay on tooth no. 15. Clinical testing indicated normal pulpal response to cold, a negative response to percussion and palpation, and an asymptomatic tooth. An MO restoration was necessary to restore the tooth to proper form and function.
In this case, conservative caries removal allowed the clinician to maximize bond strength while minimizing pulpal trauma and reduce the risk of exposure in a vital asymptomatic tooth.
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