Dental caries

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Dental caries are cavities in teeth. They are very common and can lead to serious morbidity. 

Pathology

Focal enamel and dentin deminerlisation result in cavity formation. There are multiple theories in their pathogenesis but contributing factors include a combination of diet, anatomy, oral cavity microbiome, and time 1,2.

Dental caries are often categorised into 1:

  • occlusional: affecting the chewing surface
  • approximal: occur between teeth

Complications

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rID: 52069
System: Head & Neck
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dental cavities
  • Dental cavity
  • Tooth decay

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