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caries

progressive decay of a bone or a tooth

Caries

 

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.

caries

[′kar·ēz]
(medicine)
Bone decay.
Tooth decay. Also known as dental caries.
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Indirect pulp capping versus pulpotomy for treating deep carious lesions approaching the pulp in primary teeth: a systematic review.
Fifty-six percent of the respondents agreed that many patients or their parents would not accept treatment of dental caries with SDF due to the permanent black staining of the carious lesion.
This concept creates a pivotal shift in the management of dental caries, for instead of removing carious dentine, clinicians can now be seeking a medicament that assists healing within the carious dentine (similar to iodine on a wound) that will form a protective barrier against ongoing decay, obC.
13,14) O3 attacks many biomolecules--cysteine, methionine, histidine residues of proteins and change the surface ecology of the carious lesion.
3) In the present case since the needle was not clinically visible and it was lodged deep into the interdental area, extraction of the carious primary tooth was considered which showed more than 2/3rd of distal root resorption which provided better visibility of the broken needle and thus permitted easy removal.
There is evidence that the ART sealant is a very effective carious lesion preventive treatment when placed both inside and outside the dental surgery.
The sample of this descriptive experimental study consisted of 40 decayed teeth after inducing carious process in 108 molars of 9 Wistar male rats, weighing between 200 and 250 g.
Chemomechanical elimination of carious dentin has by far been the most promising alternative treatment procedure, particularly in paediatric dentistry and for anxious or medically compromised patients [3].
Therefore, the state needs to find a way to use these funds in a more productive manner, through carious fiscal alleviations and training for setting up private businesses," said Professor Marjan Petrevski.
This training was specially conducted at the request of PCRWR, MoST to enable the laboratories of PCRWR working in the carious cities throughout Pakistan, Quetta, Peshawar, Sargodha, Multan, Lahore etc.
The Iceman, which is the oldest wet mummy in the world, suffered from heavy dental abrasions, had several carious lesions - some severe - and had mechanical trauma to one of his front teeth, which was probably due to an accident, explained Prof.
On intraoral examination multiple carious lesions were found in the oral cavity involving all first and second deciduous molars, maxillary canines, central and lateral incisors (Figure 3).