occlusal caries

oc·clu·sal car·ies

caries starting from the occlusal surface of a tooth.

oc·clu·sal ca·ries

(ŏ-klūzăl karēz)
Caries starting from occlusal tooth surface.
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Measurement of Histological and Radiographic Depth and Width of Occlusal Caries Lesions: A Methodological Study.
Evaluation of visual, explorer, and a laser device for detection of early occlusal caries.
Examination of the hard tissues reveals occlusal caries in six of the thirty erupted or partially erupted permanent teeth.
1,6) Compared to traditional examination methods for the detection of occlusal caries (use of mirror, explorer, and magnification loupes), DIAGNOdent has been shown to have a higher sensitivity (0.
Dental sealants are currently indicated for newly erupted teeth with significant pits and fissures or for patients with significant previous occlusal caries.
The remaining articles include a review of the reasons and sources of referral to a Hospital Paediatric Dental Service in Ireland; a comparison of validation methods for the diagnosis of occlusal caries in primary molars from Brazil; a study comparing GIC and resin-based fissure sealants placed by undergraduate dental students in Turkey and finally an interesting case report on idiopathic pre-eruptive coronal resorption of a maxillary permanent canine.
Using in vitro studies, results are compared with those of several "gold standard" methods, and the most common method for diagnosing occlusal caries is the histological evaluation of sections.
The retention rates for resin-based sealants were significantly higher than that of GIC sealants; however, GIC was slightly more effective in preventing occlusal caries.
Detection, diagnosis, monitoring and logical treatment of occlusal caries in relation to lesion activity and severity: an in vivo examination with histological validation.
European clinicians no longer consider a sharp explorer to be an appropriate means of diagnosing occlusal caries because of the possibility of extending the lesion or inoculation of additional sites with cariogenic microorganisms [Pitts, 1993].
This non-ablative laser (LF) emits a laser fluorescence light, visible in the red spectrum at 655nm, which has proved to be useful to complete conventional methods for occlusal caries detection (Fig.
Use of pit and fissure sealants (FS) has become accepted as an effective intervention for the prevention of occlusal caries in the molar teeth of young children [Kitchens, 2005; Ahovuo-Saloranta et al.