Section 4 - Management options for primary caries / 4.5 Video & Article: The Hall Technique & Pulp Treatment

Hall Technique and Pulp Treatment are two effective methods of preserving primary teeth with decay.

Hall Technique

The Hall Technique is a non-invasive treatment for decayed primary molar teeth. Decay is sealed under preformed crowns, with no need for injections or drilling which may result in dental anxiety. Clinical trials have shown the technique to be effective, and acceptable to the majority of children, their parents and clinicians.

Pulp Treatment

Pulp interventions are particularly effective for extensive tooth decay. The method of pulp therapy will depend on the severity of disease.

The table below indicates the correct method for varying severities.