proximal caries


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Although several reports have been published concerning the performance of different methods in detecting proximal caries lesions in the primary teeth, (3,6-8,14) the influence of interdental spacing on the performance of these methods has not yet been studied.
Upon approval from the University of Michigan Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB), senior dental students and dental hygiene students at one dental school, along with senior dental hygiene students from two community colleges, were invited to participate in a study to assess proximal caries detection and classification from BW radiographs.
Ultrasonic detector of proximal caries Caries Res 1997: 31: 322 (Abst).
Sealing distal proximal caries lesions in first primary molars: efficacy after 2.
The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the degree of penetration of three adhesives: Excite (Ivoclar-Vivadent), Prime & Bond NT (Dentsply), and Single Bond (3M), in the process of sealing natural lesions of non-cavitated proximal caries in human teeth.
Three year study of the effect of fluoride varnish (Duraphat) on proximal caries progression in teenagers.
Frequency of alveolar bone loss adjacent to proximal caries in the primary molars and healing due to restoration of the teeth.
Although sealants have been successfully placed over non-cavitated caries lesions in occlusal surfaces (2,6,7,8,9,10,11) few short- and long-term clinical evaluations have been reported on the method for managing proximal caries lesions (5,4) Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical performance of an adhesive system used as a sealant to arrest the progression of proximal caries lesions over a period of 1 year.
The Orascoptic DK [TM] BASIC features the DK transillumination instrument, which helps visualize crown fractures and caries and identify anterior and posterior proximal caries.
For many years, therapeutic decision making in relation to proximal caries lesions was based on the radiographic aspects of the same.