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Dental Caries MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Dental Caries
Tree Number(s)
C07.793.720.210
Unique ID
D003731
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003731
Annotation
DIET, CARIOGENIC, CARIOGENIC AGENTS, CARIOSTATIC AGENTS & DMF INDEX are also available
Scope Note
Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp.
Entry Version
DENT CARIES
Entry Term(s)
Caries, Dental
Carious Dentin
Carious Lesions
Decay, Dental
Dental Decay
Dental White Spot
Dental White Spots
White Spot, Dental
White Spots, Dental
NLM Classification #
WU 270
See Also
Cariogenic Agents
Cariostatic Agents
Diet, Cariogenic
Root Caries
Tooth Demineralization
Public MeSH Note
DENTAL CARIES CONTROL was heading 1965-66
Online Note
use DENTAL CARIES to search DENTAL CARIES CONTROL 1966
History Note
DENTAL CARIES CONTROL was heading 1965-66
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/04/30
Dental Caries Preferred
Carious Dentin Narrower
Dental White Spot Narrower
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