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Descriptor English: Dental Caries
Descriptor Spanish: Caries Dental
Descriptor Portuguese: Cárie Dentária
Descriptor French: Caries dentaires
Entry term(s): Caries, Dental
Carious Dentin
Carious Dentins
Carious Lesion
Carious Lesions
Decay, Dental
Dental Decay
Dental White Spot
Dental White Spots
Dentin, Carious
Dentins, Carious
Lesion, Carious
Lesions, Carious
Spot, Dental White
Spots, Dental White
White Spot, Dental
White Spots, Dental
Tree number(s): C07.793.720.210
SP4.012.163
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003731
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.
Annotation: DIET, CARIOGENIC, CARIOGENIC AGENTS, CARIOSTATIC AGENTS & DMF INDEX are also available
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
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
Entry Version: DENT CARIES
Related: Cariogenic Agents MeSH
Cariostatic Agents MeSH
Diet, Cariogenic MeSH
Root Caries MeSH
Tooth Demineralization MeSH
DeCS ID: 3745
Unique ID: D003731
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/04/30
Dental Caries - Preferred
Concept UI M0005854
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.
Preferred term Dental Caries
Entry term(s) Caries, Dental
Carious Lesion
Carious Lesions
Decay, Dental
Dental Decay
Lesion, Carious
Lesions, Carious
Carious Dentin - Narrower
Concept UI M0583059
Preferred term Carious Dentin
Entry term(s) Carious Dentins
Dentin, Carious
Dentins, Carious
Dental White Spot - Narrower
Concept UI M0005855
Preferred term Dental White Spot
Entry term(s) Dental White Spots
Spot, Dental White
Spots, Dental White
White Spot, Dental
White Spots, Dental



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