recurrent caries

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 [kar´e-ēz, kar´ēz]
decay, as of bone or teeth. adj., adj ca´rious.
bottle mouth caries early childhood caries.
dental caries see dental caries.
dry caries (caries sic´ca) a form of tuberculous caries of the joints and ends of bones.
early childhood caries severe dental caries that are promoted by the sugars, acids, and sometimes Streptococcus mutans in a bottle of milk or juice left in contact with a child's primary teeth; this can also occur from contact with breast milk left in a sleeping child's mouth. The condition is preventable; no child should be permitted to fall asleep nursing on any liquid other than plain water. Called also bottle mouth caries.
recurrent caries dental caries beneath the margin of an existing tooth restoration.

re·cur·rent car·ies

caries recurring in an area due to inadequate removal of the initial decay, usually beneath a restoration or new decay at a site where caries has previously occurred.

recurrent caries

an acidic destruction of dental tissues which have previously experienced such destruction and have already received dental restoration.

re·cur·rent ca·ries

(rĕ-kŭrĕnt karēz)
Caries returning to an area due to inadequate removal of initial decay, usually around or beneath a restoration or new decay at a site where caries has previously occurred.
Synonym(s): recurrent decay.
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Absence of a seal at restoration margins permits entry of oral bacteria and fluids, which can result in postoperative sensitivity, adverse pulpal responses, and recurrent caries.
Of the 50 root canal samples 31 (62%) teeth had recurrent caries 39 (78%) had inadequate obturation 35 (70%) had coronal leakage and 33 (66%) had oral communication with the lesion.
Several main causes of failure of post-retained restorations have been identified, including: recurrent caries, endodontic failure, periodontal disease, post dislodgement, cement failure, post-core separation, crown-core separation, loss of post retention, core fracture, loss of crown retention, post distortion, post fracture, tooth fracture, and root fracture.
Terms like incipient caries, recurrent caries, interproximal caries and root surface caries no longer sound as hopeless.
Black1, extension for prevention was incorporated to prevent marginal and recurrent caries.
The first digit indicates the severity and history of the lesion: 0: no hypoplasia 1: minimal hypoplasia: smooth surface texture and brown white or yellow opaque areas 2: obvious hypoplasia: defined structure loss with dotted and invaginated appearance enamel loss or surface rugosity : obvious hypoplasia asso- ciated with caries 4: restoration at the area usually affected by hypoplasia 5: recurrent caries around the restoration at the area usually affected by hypoplasia 6: excluded tooth: either extracted or restored with a full Crown.
The old composite filling was removed, recurrent caries was found, during removal of the caries the pulp was exposed.
Recurrent caries was the reason given for replac- ing fifty nine amalgam restorations (2.

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