pit and fissure caries


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pit and fis·sure car·ies

caries initiated in the areas where developmental pits and fissures are located on the tooth surface.

pit and fissure caries

Caries in the pits and fissures of tooth enamel.
See also: caries

pit and fis·sure ca·ries

(pit fishŭr karēz)
Caries initiated in areas where developmental pits and fissures are located on tooth surfaces.
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1996], and that they are not effective in preventing pit and fissure caries in high-risk children [Tickle et al.
At the 1983 NIH Health Consensus Development Conference,[7] experts concluded the placement of sealants was a safe, underused, and effective measure to prevent pit and fissure caries.
Using Air abrasive technology to diagnose and restore pit and fissure caries.