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approximal

 [ah-prok´sĭ-mal]
close together.
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Susceptibility of nursing caries children to future approximal molar decay.
Treatment of the approximal carious lesions consists sometimes in large tooth preparations, resulting atypical cavities as: mesio-occlusal-distal (MOD), approximal-occlusal-vestibolar, cervico-approximal-occusal, etc.
Variation of approximal tooth contact tightness with postural change.
Influence of education level and experience on detection of approximal caries in digital dental radiographs.
This effect can be achieved with a fiber optic illuminator, which is readily available at the hand piece coupler of the dental operatory and has been used for detection of approximal and occlusal caries.
Reliability of visual examination, fibre-optic transillumination, and bite-wing radiography, and reproducibility of direct visual examination following tooth separation for the identification of cavitated carious lesions in contacting approximal surfaces.
Finishing and polishing strips with progressively finer grain sizes are available for approximal spaces (Fig.
Approximal gingiva was red in color and was bleeding on slight provocation.
In addition, this system can use digital image processing methods to enhance contrast between sound and carious tissues and to quantify features of incipient, frank and secondary caries lesions on occlusal, approximal and smooth surfaces.