dental caries

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dental caries

n.
1. The formation of cavities in the teeth by the action of bacteria; tooth decay.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Cavities in the teeth formed by such action.

den′tal car′ies


n.
decay in teeth caused by bacteria that form acids in the presence of sucrose, other sugars, and refined starches.
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Noun1.dental caries - soft decayed area in a toothdental caries - soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
decay - the process of gradually becoming inferior
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Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is Slow-cost liquid that arrests caries when applied to a carious lesion.
A radiographic image of a demineralized area corresponding to a carious lesion is not a well defined radiolucency as the degree of calcification increases towards the periphery of the lesion, therefore detecting the true extent of caries is difficult (5,6).
The widespread use of SDF is limited by the fact that it stains the carious lesion black, and sometimes causes a temporary metallic taste.
Dental schools around the globe teach students that the preparation of a carious lesion for a restoration requires removal of all infected dentine (dentine where the collagen within the tissue has been broken down and bacteria are present within the dentinal tubules) however there is a growing consensus that affected dentine (partially deminerC.
A clinical and microbiological comparative study of deep carious lesion treatment in deciduous and young permanent molars.
Streptococcus Mutans can be found located on the teeth appearing as a chalky white spot on the surface of the tooth indicating an area of demineralization of enamel, which is commonly referred to as a carious lesion.
Ozone plays an important role in caries reversal by shifting the microbial flora in carious lesion to one containing normal oral commensals.
Intraoral examination revealed a proximal carious lesion involving the distal surface of tooth 74 and occlusal caries with 75 (Figure 1).
They also observed that the greater the period of exposure of the first permanent molar's sound mesial surface to the carious lesion of the second primary molar, the greater is the risk of developing caries on the sound surface.
8% of Colombians present at least one carious lesion, according to the National Study on Oral Health, Colombia 1998 (1).
During the progression of an enamel carious lesion, active demineralization occurs mainly at the "advancing front" of the lesion (Fig.