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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Caries, rampant caries, and caries including non-cavitated lesions were significantly more prevalent in families with a lower educational level and lower monthly income.
Rampant caries: a side effect of tricyclic antidepressant therapy.
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.
(10.) Mattee MIN, Mikx FHM, Masells SYM et al.: Mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in breast-fed children with rampant caries. Caries Res 1992;26:183-7.
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.
Mostly parents are aware of the sugary foods that cause caries but they are not aware of the rampant caries caused by the feeding bottles, and need of rinsing after every intake of food.
Respondents indicated that patient populations they most often provide fluoride treatment for are those with fluoride deficiency (68%), children with rampant caries (42%), all children (29.7%), and patients without fluoridated water (23.4%) (Figure 4).
The most common oral manifestations involve, enamel hypoplasia, rampant caries, microstomia tongue atrophy, oral ulceration with scaring and constriction of buccal vestibules.
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.