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approximal

 [ah-prok´sĭ-mal]
close together.

approximal

[əprok′siməl]
Etymology: L, approximare, to approach
close, or very near.

approximal (əprôk´səməl),

adj (approximating), contiguous; adjacent; next to each other.

approximal

1. close together.
2. in dentistry the surface of a tooth which faces the adjacent tooth.
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Susceptibility of nursing caries children to future approximal molar decay.
Treatment of the approximal carious lesions consists sometimes in large tooth preparations, resulting atypical cavities as: mesio-occlusal-distal (MOD), approximal-occlusal-vestibolar, cervico-approximal-occusal, etc.
The examiners evaluated 621 approximal surfaces of 50 children aged 5-12 years.
Incidence and progression of approximal caries from 11 to 22 years of age in Sweden: a prospective radiographic study.
Incidence and progression of approximal carious lesions among school children in Western Australia.
Mineral and magnesium distribution within the approximal carious lesion of dental enamel.
Effect of xylitol and xylitolfluoride lozenges on approximal caries development in high-caries-risk children.
This study was conducted on 13-16 year old children, had a follow-up period of 3 years, and was based exclusively on radiographic diagnosis of approximal caries.
Effect of a modified toothpaste technique on approximal caries in preschool children.
However, we know that radiographs have been shown to improve the diagnosis of approximal lesions [Clark and Curzon, 2004].
Past studies [Raadal and Espelid, 1992; Anderson et al, 2005] established that about 33%-55% more approximal caries could be detected using a bitewing examination even in low caries prevalent areas.