After 5 years in test, only incipient decay
was found in untreated boards at both test sites.
Although studies have shown that sealing incipient decay
will arrest it, frank occlusal decay should not be sealed, nor should primary teeth that are close to exfoliation.
The question is rather asked whether or not precipitating conditions are indicative of incipient decay
that is regressing into state failure or collapse, and whether this failure requires state restitution (and reconstitution if necessary) as a redress.
The hyphae are septate and probably represent signs of incipient decay
of the stem prior to fossilization.
Whether marketed as an over-the-counter mouth rinse or a semicustomized prescription treatment, the new remineralizers may someday offer a painless and largely automatic repair of incipient decay
There are limitations to standardized aboveground test procedures, including the subjective nature of the rating system and lack of accurate methods for detecting and measuring the extent of decay, particularly incipient decay
. Both L- and lap-joint tests were designed to effectively trap water and provide conditions favorable for wood decay.
Nondestructive evaluation of incipient decay
in hardwood logs.
The four-point loading system was selected because it produced a uniform bending stress between the two loading heads, which in turn allowed more precise assessment of the initiation of incipient decay
, which initiates randomly anywhere across the decay-exposure zone.
Maple lap-joints began to show evidence of incipient decay
after just 2 weeks.
The development of laboratory methodologies to access strength loss in wood undergoing incipient decay
has recently shown that strength-related assessment of decay is a more sensitive measure than is the determination of weight loss, the commonly used measure for assessing decay (Winandy and Morrell 1993, Curling et al.