fissure caries

fis·sure car·ies

caries beginning in a fissure on the occlusal surfaces of posterior teeth.

fis·sure ca·ries

(fishŭr karēz)
Caries beginning in a fissure on occlusal surfaces of posterior teeth.
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Pit and fissure caries represents the majority of affected tooth surfaces in children and adolescents and the effect of fluoride in these surfaces is minimal.
Caries prevalence in primary teeth as a predictor of early fissure caries in permanent first molars.
Accurate tooth-by-tooth detection of fissure caries and caries on smooth surfaces makes it simple to uncover hard to detect cavities.
2010] studied the validity of three different methods for fissure caries detection in 144 second molars with intact occlusal surfaces in 41 young adults, including visual examination, bitewing radiographs, and the use of a DIAGNOdent.
One of the explanations given by the authors for the higher FS failures was that "more incipient fissure caries might have been sealed in the occlusal surfaces of these individuals .
The use of fissure sealants (FS) as an effective measure for the prevention of pit and fissure caries in children has been well documented in several clinical studies and it is highly recommended for populations with high caries prevalence [Welbury et al.
Interestingly, the results showed a 40% reduction in occlusal fissure caries, which is thought not to be normally protected by F.
prevent or treat pit and fissure caries using sealants and/or preventive restorations,
pit and fissure caries (caries of occlusal surfaces, buccal pits of mandibular second molars and lingual grooves of maxillary second molars;
Casein also prevents subsurface enamel demineralization and significantly reduces smooth surface and fissure caries development in rats by 55% and 46% respectively, compared to control teeth treated with water [Reynolds et al.
Comparison of different methods for the diagnosis of fissure caries without cavitation.