The novel method in restoring the carious primary
Figure 1: The conventional specialist approach: the child having had local anaesthesia and rubber dam placement in preparation for the restoration of 55 which had deep caries into the pulp
Figures 2 (a,b&c) The conventional specialist approach: Having carried out a pulpotomy on 55 (Figure 2a), occlusal (Figure 2b), mesial and distal preparations (Figure 2c) are carried out with a high speed drill.
Figures 3 (a, b, c, d) - for all information, see the article
Figures 4 (a) and 4 (b): The Hall technique: for full information, see the article
Figure 5: The Hall Technique: tooth 54 (distal caries shadow obvious) with orthodontic separators mesially and distally. They are left in situ for 3-5 days.
Figure 6: The Hall technique: tooth 54 with sufficient space after orthodontic separator removal
Figure 7: The Hall Technique: The patient bites on a cotton wool roll to allow the SSC to “snap” on the tooth number 54. A click is occasionally heard.
Figure 8: The Hall technique: Immediate post op: The SSC is fully cemented on tooth 54. The excess cement is removed. Some blanching is noticed buccally and palatally. This disappears within the hour.
Figure 9: The Hall Technique: One week later. The SSC is level with the occlusion. There is no tightness, blanching or pain.
Figure 10 (a&b). A patient treated by the author received 7 SSCs using the hall technique.No LA, rubber dam, caries removal or drills were used.They remained free from clinical and radiographic signs and symptoms of pain or sepsis
Figure 11 (a & b). The Hall technique - for full information, see the article
Table 1. Indications and contra-indications of the Hall technique.
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