arrested dental caries

ar·rest·ed den·tal car·ies

carious lesions that have become inactive and stopped progressing; they may exhibit changes in color and consistency.

arrested dental caries

tooth decay in which the area of decay has stopped progressing and infection is not present, but in which the demineralized area in the tooth remains as a cavity.

ar·rest·ed den·tal car·ies

(ă-restĕd dentăl karēz)
Carious lesions that have become inactive and stopped progressing; they may exhibit changes in color and consistency.

ar·rest·ed den·tal car·ies

(ă-restĕd dentăl karēz)
Carious lesions that have become inactive and stopped progressing; may change color and consistency.