A Breakthrough in Minimally Invasive Dentistry

CariSolv, is a unique method for removing caries effectively while leaving healthy dental tissue intact1. CariSolv enables a minimal invasive treatment that selectively softens necrotic tissue in affected dentine and preserves healthy tissue1. CariSolv softens demineralized carious dentine prior to mechanical removal during chemo-mechanical minimal invasive treatment of patients diagnosed with caries1. The procedure provides selective removal of carious dentine and saves tooth substance, causes less pain, and better dentine surface for bonding procedures.

Assessing how to manage the outcome of aerosol
Aerosol is generated from dental instruments like ultrasonic scalers, dental handpieces, and  high-speed instruments. It is also generated  during the drilling and repair procedure. When aerosol is formed it radically increases the risk of spreading infection during treatment. It is of course very important to secure safety of the dentist and the nurse during the procedures as well as make it as simply and gently as possible for the patient. The topic is on top of all national/international societies – how to develop the future guidelines to secure and limit the spread of infection as much as possible.

CariSolv contains of a gel and is based on the same unique buffered hypochlorite technology platform as other products in the portfolio. CariSolv is applied to the caries and with an instrument, the dentist removes  the damaged tissue. In other words, no (or minimal) drilling is required to minimize caries attack and aerosol formation is a very limitedproblem.

CariSolv contains of a gel and is based on the same unique buffered hypochlorite technology platform as other products in the RLS Global’s product portfolio. CariSolv is applied to the caries which allows for an easy removal with an instrument. No, or minimal, drilling may be required to remove the affected dentine, hence very limited aerosol formation.

How does it work?

CariSolv softens the affected dentine allowing for easy removal of affected dentine whilst leaving healthy tissue intact1.

  1. If necessary open the cavity using a conventional bur
  2. Apply CariSolv directly into the cavity. After 30 seconds the carious dentine has softened
  3. Remove the softened, carious tissue using a hand excavator or a minimally invasive bur
  4. Rinse and blow the cavity dry for inspection

The cavity is free of caries and traditional filling treatment can commence.

Minimally invasive caries treatment - Brochure

Dr. Stefan Edgren, Dentist at the Partille Implant Centre, Sweden

  1. Neves, Coutinho, De Munck, Van Meerbeek. Caries-removal effectiveness and minimal-invasiveness potentialof caries-excavation techniques: a micro-CT investigation. J Dentistry 2011;39:154-162.