carious lesion

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car·i·ous le·sion

(karē-ŭs lēzhŭn)
Decayed area on the tooth crown or root.
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Treatment decisions for deep carious lesions in the Public Health Service in Southern Brazil.
In a study, the detection of carious lesions beneath three different ceramic restorations (zirconia, lithium disilicate, metal supported ceramic) with CBCT was investigated.
EPMA studies have shown that the fluoride ions in Riva Star penetrate through a carious lesion into the sound dentine beneath at concentrations up to 2 percent, effectively killing all the bacteria within the lesion and creating a high fluoride layer of arrested caries turning the carious dentine into a decay resisC...
Yiu, "Effect of different fluoride varnishes on remineralization of artificial enamel carious lesions," International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, vol.
They are especially valuable for initial carious lesions, abfractions/erosions/abrasions and for caries control in a high caries risk patients.
Briefly, patients (n = 18) with permanent molars with carious lesions located in the middle third of the dentin were selected [23].
Early childhood caries (ECC) is the presence of one or more cavitated or non-cavitated carious lesions before a child's sixth birthday.
In this regard, the Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus are the microorganisms associated most frequently to development of carious lesions (4) due to their capacity of adhering to the enamel surface and forming a bio-film facilitated by extracellular polysaccharides they produce by using sugar in the diet as a substrate, which favors demineralization measured by the acid products from bacterial metabolism (5).
The acid attack that initiates a carious lesion begins the process of decay by dissolving apatite crystals from a tooth surface.
The main focus in Pediatric Dentistry is to preserve the vitality of the deciduous tooth so it can continue to function normally until its natural exfoliation.1 When carious lesion advances near the pulpal tissue, an inflammatory reaction is initiated.