proximal caries

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prox·i·mal car·ies

caries occurring in the proximal surface, either distal or mesial, of a tooth.
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prox·i·mal ca·ries

(proksi-măl karēz)
Caries occurring in proximal surface, either distal or mesial, of a tooth.
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In an in vitro study comparing the capacity of conventional radiographic imaging with digital imaging systems in detection of proximal caries, it was concluded that these two systems provided similar results, showing no significant difference over another.
Evaluation of a limited cone-beam volumetric imaging system: Comparison with film radiography in detecting incipient proximal caries. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2007;104(3):412-416.
Although several reports have been published concerning the performance of different methods in detecting proximal caries lesions in the primary teeth, (3,6-8,14) the influence of interdental spacing on the performance of these methods has not yet been studied.
Infiltrating/Sealing Proximal Caries Lesions: A 3-year Randomized Clinical Trial.
This means proximal caries lesions may have been missed leading to under-reporting of the caries in this study population.
Comparison of Proximal Caries Detection in Primary Teeth between Laser Fluorescence and Bitewing Radiography: An in vivo Study.
Although sealants have been successfully placed over non-cavitated caries lesions in occlusal surfaces (2,6,7,8,9,10,11) few short- and long-term clinical evaluations have been reported on the method for managing proximal caries lesions (5,4) Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical performance of an adhesive system used as a sealant to arrest the progression of proximal caries lesions over a period of 1 year.
These include: deep proximal caries lesions associated with loss of inter-dental space, defective proximal restorations and presence of calculus [Ranney, 1986; Durward and Wright, 1989; Bimstein et al., 1993; Bimstein, et al., 1994; Bimstein and Garcia-Godoy, 1994; Bimstein et al., 1996; Bimstein et al., 1998].