proximal caries


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prox·i·mal car·ies

caries occurring in the proximal surface, either distal or mesial, of a tooth.

prox·i·mal ca·ries

(proksi-măl karēz)
Caries occurring in proximal surface, either distal or mesial, of a tooth.
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The significance of age, proximal caries, gingival inflammation, probing depths and the loss of lamina dura in the diagnosis of alveolar bone loss in the primary molars.
posterior proximal caries (caries of all contacting posterior smooth surfaces and the distal surfaces of the canines).
This present study, nevertheless, could not establish an age-related prevalence in the occurrence of occlusal versus proximal caries except for the case of the maxillary right central incisor.
A reappraisal of the Value of the bitewing radiograph in the diagnostis of posterior proximal caries.