What is Meant By Minimal Intervention Dentistry?
Minimal intervention dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals with the principal aim of preservation of as much of the natural tooth structures as possible.
Minimal intervention dentistry mainly focuses on patients health and elevates the dentist to a modern health care professional who treats the causes of oral ailments instead of only addressing its symptoms. The minimal intervention dentistry professionals also should have skills to assess the risks of oral diseases and offer targeted preventive care. He should also detect oral diseases at the earliest point of time and offer patients the least invasive and most patient friendly treatment options.
With the invention of long-term adhesion in the oral cavity and also by gaining more perfect understanding of the influence of fluoride in the demineralization – remineralization cycle of the tooth, the conservative dentistry was giving more successful results.
With the help of conservative dentistry, we can now heal the lesions in the early stages. As the cavity enlarges to the point where restoration is required, there will often be reasonable quantities of demineralized tooth structure that can be retained and remineralized.
Conservative dentistry is highly preferred as it causes minimum damage and pain to the existing tooth structures. There is no complete replacement of the tooth or its structures, hence, retaining the natural tooth parts.