classification of caries


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classification of caries

Any of five classifications of dental caries according to the part of the tooth involved. Class I is occlusal; class II, interproximal, commonly at the dentinoenamel junction of bicuspids and molars; class III, interproximal surfaces not involving incisal surfaces; class IV, interproximal but involving an incisal surface; and class V, the faciocervical area.
Synonym: cavity classification
See also: classification
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