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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Pediatr Dent 1986 carious lesions in Grindefjord, et al.
64) in children with prior carious lesions when compared to those who were caries free.
Because paediatric dentists took bitewing radiographs sooner and more often, more carious lesions were diagnosed and treated.
The most current research findings relating to the detection, assessment, diagnosis and monitoring of carious lesions are likewise inconsistent.
Concerning application time, studies have found a similar effect on enamel resistance to the formation of carious lesions with the application of acidulated fluoride gels for both one or four minutes [Garcia-Godoy et al.
In fact nowadays, the necessity of early detection of carious lesions at the non-cavitated level is known as the key target in the overall effort to move away from operative towards non-operative preventive dentistry [Ekstrand et al.
Contrary to most epidemiological studies, the definition of carious lesions in this study included both initial and manifest caries.
I also use the DIAGNODent before placing sealants and to evaluate teeth [that] I believe have a carious lesion in them before consulting my dentist and instructors," said Chase.
With regard to the site of F action, it is now considered most likely that F operates primarily on the dynamics of demineralisation and remineralisation in the carious lesion [Wood et al.
com/carivu DEXIS CariVu is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses patented transillumination technology to support the identification of occlusal, interproximal and recurrent carious lesions and cracks.
One hundred fifty-seven children who completed the trial were examined 2 years after the end of the trial for the development of carious lesions in the permanent first molars.