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progressive decay of a bone or a tooth
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a pathological process involving the gradual destruction of bony tissue or teeth.

Caries of bony tissue is caused by degeneration or infection of bone or periosteum that results in necrosis of portions of bone followed by absorption or disengagement of the dead tissues and formation of a bone ulcer. Caries may also be accompanied by specific inflammatory processes (for example, tuberculosis or syphilis). The mechanism of development and clinical symptoms of caries vary with the cause, location of the focus, and so forth. In acute inflammations (for example, osteomyelitis), when a focus of suppuration arises in bone and sometimes spreads to the surrounding tissues, caries is manifested by systemic intoxication, and bone destruction progresses rapidly. In chronic and especially specific processes, caries develops slowly without severely pronounced symptoms. Treatment consists in medication (antibiotics, sulfanilamides) and specific treatment (anti-syphilitic, antituberculotic). Surgery is frequently effective.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


Bone decay.
Tooth decay. Also known as dental caries.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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To evaluate the effects of DFS on the formation of carious lesion, it is necessary to take into account important dietetic elements, such as the type of carbohydrate consumed as well as the frequency and timing of intake.4 The intake of DFS between main meals and before bedtime have been shown to be significantly related to caries experience.1,5
Pulp capping of carious exposures: treatment outcome after 5 and 10 years: a retrospective study.
When we examine the carious tissues with fiber optic device, we observe dark shadows along the dentinal tubules as it has lower light transmission index compared with the sound tooth structure (6).
According to the literature available to the authors, there is no study comparing removal of cariogenic bacteria and carious dentin by measuring the temperature changes during caries ablation with different pulses of VSPt-based Er:YAG compared to FFC Er:YAG laser.
In addition, the removal of all carious dentin from the cavity is no longer necessary to manage the carious lesion [9].
Indirect pulp capping versus pulpotomy for treating deep carious lesions approaching the pulp in primary teeth: a systematic review.
The annual dentine carious lesion development in teeth with high-viscosity glass-ionomer ART sealants over the first three years is 1%.
Pulp polyp occurs as a result of an open and large cavitated carious lesion which performs as a pathway for escape of the inflammatory exudate, tooth fracture due to trauma with pulpal exposure and even long-standing fractured restoration can lead to pulpal stimuli and result in pulpal reactions causing pulp polyp.
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The entire day involved carious events including golfing, dinner and cocktails, donations, and prizes that awarded trophies for low net, low gross, longest/straight drive, and closest to the pin.