pit and fissure caries

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pit and fis·sure car·ies

caries initiated in the areas where developmental pits and fissures are located on the tooth surface.
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pit and fissure caries

Caries in the pits and fissures of tooth enamel.
See also: caries
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pit and fis·sure ca·ries

(pit fishŭr karēz)
Caries initiated in areas where developmental pits and fissures are located on tooth surfaces.
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Other studies have found that the higher the dft, the higher the FS failure [Bravo et al., 1996], and that they are not effective in preventing pit and fissure caries in high-risk children [Tickle et al., 2007] although they are effective in individuals with low or moderate caries activity [Heyduck et al., 2006].
[26]Massachusetts Dept of Public Health: Preventing Pit and Fissure Caries: A guide to sealant use.
Using Air abrasive technology to diagnose and restore pit and fissure caries. J Am Dent Assoc 1995; 126:761-766.