root caries


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root car·ies

caries of the root surface of a tooth, usually appearing as a broad shallow defect in the area of the cementoenamel junction.

root caries

decay in the dentine and/or the cementum of a tooth.

root caries

Caries on the root of a tooth. The root is more susceptible to decay than the rest of the tooth due to the lack of an enamel covering, difficulty in maintaining a clean root surface, and the lack of effective preventive therapies.
See also: caries

root car·ies

(rūt karēz)
Caries of root surface of a tooth, usually appearing as a broad shallow defect in area of cementoenamel junction.
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The goal of this treatment to resolve the esthetic problem treat dentinal hypersensitivity and prevent root caries along with that regeneration of attachment apparatus like bone and periodontal ligament to restore complete health of the teeth.
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