rampant caries


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rampant caries

A sudden onset of widespread caries that affects most of the teeth and penetrates quickly to the dental pulp.
See also: caries

ram·pant car·ies

(rampănt karēz)
Rapidly progressive caries in many teeth simultaneously.
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There was a higher prevalence of rampant caries among older children, and a higher prevalence of children free of caries among younger children (Table 1).
This article presents the stages of prosthodontic rehabilitation, from diagnosis to final treatment of a patient with rampant caries with severely worn dentition, some extracted teeth and uneven occlusal plane using light cure core build up, metal ceramic restorations and maxillary-mandibular cast removable partial dentures.
Mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in breast-fed children with rampant caries.
Comprehensive dental care for children with rampant caries under general anaesthesia.
Important aspects are the long-term effect of xylitol, hyposalivation relief, stabilization of rampant caries, prevention of root caries, the mother-child cariologic relationship, and implementation of school prevention programs.
The relationship between ero- sion caries and rampant caries and dietary habits in preschool children in Saudi Arabia.
As a result some children do not appear to complain verbally at all, even with rampant caries that makes the recognition of toothache in (preverbal) young children very difficult.
It must be made quite clear to patients that maintaining good oral hygiene will be more difficult for them during this period and that failure to comply can lead to rampant caries, increased risk of periodontal complications, and potential for development of osteoradionecrosis.
In the mind of many clinicians and researchers reflects a clinical situation of rampant caries in young children, affecting labial/lingual surfaces of primary maxillary incisors.
Prevalence and patterns of caries, rampant caries, and oral health in two to five years old children in Saudi Arabia, J Dent Child 2003;70:235-42.
Also the odds of having rampant caries increasing almost 4 fold with every score increase in oral hygiene status.