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.
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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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Modified ICDAS can be used in future epidemiological investigations to determine caries prevalence in Pakistan as it records carious lesion at an earlier stage and provides relevant information to plan appropriate prevention compared to the WHO method.
Dentists' attitudes and behaviour regarding deep carious lesion management: a multi-national survey.
The reason of the application of carbon dioxide laser as a diagnostic tool is because the subsurface of the carious lesion has more organic compounds than the adjacent sound tissues.
Interestingly, well-sealed margins of the cavity seem to be more crucial for the long-term success of the restoration and pulp vitality than the presence of bacteria in the cavity since clinical follow-ups of bonded restorations placed over soft carious dentin showed that further progression of carious lesion can be arrested (8).
A breach in the enamel and the dentine by a carious lesion, trauma, or another cause provide a portal for bacterial invasion.
Clinical examination revealed a deep carious lesion in the left mandibular third molar and a missing left mandibular second molar, extracted two years back.
The annual dentine carious lesion development in teeth with high-viscosity glass-ionomer ART sealants over the first three years is 1%.
Pulp polyp occurs as a result of an open and large cavitated carious lesion which performs as a pathway for escape of the inflammatory exudate, tooth fracture due to trauma with pulpal exposure and even long-standing fractured restoration can lead to pulpal stimuli and result in pulpal reactions causing pulp polyp.
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...
Each specimen was then immersed in 50 ml of demineralization solution for 21 days (37[degrees]C) to undergo demineralization and to form an initial subsurface carious lesion. Demineralization solution was a pH 4.5 lactic acid (0/1 M/l) solution, containing 6% w/v methylcellulose and 500 mg/l hydroxyapatite prepared under vigorous stirring, and was similar to the demineralization solution used by other researchers [16].
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. In the dental profession, an area such as this would also be called hypo calcified.