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What does PRR stand for?

Preventive resin restoration


When is a PRR carried out?

If caries is in one area of fissure/pit, that caries is restored and remaining pits/fissures are sealed with fissure sealant


What is the aim of PRR?

Ensure the optimum management of possible fissure caries in permanent molars


What is the advantage of a PRR?

Applying PRR to an early carious lesion may prevent the child entering the restorative cycle unnecessarily

(A big filling later)


What is the disadvantage of a PRR?

Careful long-term monitoring and repair of fissure sealants is essential.


After looking at a good quality bitewing radiograph of a tooth what indicators may suggest placing a PRR? (3)

- If there is micro-cavitation
- Shadowing visible under enamel adjacent to fissure
- Dentinal caries clearly visible radiographically