pit and fissure cavity


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Related to pit and fissure cavity: Smooth surface caries, Root caries

pit and fissure cavity

Etymology: AS, pytt + L, fissura, cleft, cavum, cavity
a cavity or area of decay that starts in a tiny groove or fault in tooth enamel, usually on an occlusal surface of a molar or premolar. In the classification of caries, it represents class I caries.

pit and fis·sure cav·i·ty

(pit fishŭr kavi-tē)
Carious lesion within the pits and fissures of the occlusal surface of a tooth. Typically it occurs in areas with steep morphology that are difficult to reach with oral hygiene products.