active caries

ac·tive car·ies

microbially induced lesions of the teeth that are increasing in size.

ac·tive ca·ries

(aktiv karēz)
Microbially induced lesions of growing teeth.
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Effect of Probiotic Lactobacilli on the Growth of Streptococcus Mutans and Multispecies Biofilms Isolated from Children with Active Caries. Med Sci Monit 2017; 23: 4175-81.
For example, the atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) technique can be a cost-effective caries management intervention for community-dwelling older adults who are having financial difficulties as it offers a temporary and sometimes permanent solution to active caries. ART involves the removal of the infected carious tooth structure with hand instruments and the application of a highly viscous fluoride-releasing glass-ionomer in the cavity.
The authors of the review identified darkening of the entire lesion as an indication of the success of the treatment in arresting caries at follow up, and a break in the black color was indicative of active caries or sensitivity at 6 months.
Specifically, the study met its primary performance endpoint relating to the System's ability to identify early active caries lesions and an excellent safety profile was observed.
Active caries was present in 45% young and 64% adult population.5
Based on these gaps of knowledge, there is good reason to study the relationship between the frequency of active caries disease in the primary and permanent dentitions.
Besides, lower levels of Streptococcus sanguinis, Streptococcus gordonii, Actinomyces naeslundii, and Streptococcus salivarius were observed in subjects with active caries compared to caries-free subjects, although this difference was not statistically significant.
mutans as the main indicator agent of dental caries, present in 90% of the subjects with active caries, but with a much lower frequency in subjects free of caries.
(17) Chlorhexidine is a topical rinse that kills Streptococcus mutans which can be professionally prescribed after removing active caries.
Previously, they had found that certain mineral crystals appeared to survive -- even grow -- in the acid environment of active caries. Chemical analysis of these crystals showed their fluoride content to be 20-to 30-fold higher than that of normal tooth materials.