Partial caries removal vs. stepwise

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Deep caries removal – Partial caries removal, stepwise, or all at once?

Stepwise caries removal is more successful and direct pulp capping and parial pulpotomy can have very low success rates. 2010 Bjørndal Eur J Oral Sci.

Single step, partial decay removal has high success rate over 3 years=91% (use glass ionomer liner under comp or amalgam) 1   No need to do stepwise treatment in caries removal, just remove what you can and leave it.