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Radiographic Interpretation of Caries

presentation on all types of caries and how they are identified radiographically

Ginny Lee

on 23 March 2013

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Transcript of Radiographic Interpretation of Caries

Radiographic Interpretation of
Dental Caries -Types of Caries
-Classification of Caries
-Stages of Caries
-Review Types of Caries Presentation Outline -Pit and Fissure

-Smooth Surfaces

-Root Caries

-Rampant Decay

-Recurrent Decay Recurrent Decay/Caries Classification of Caries -Class 1

-Class 2

-Class 3

-Class 4

-Class 5 Class 2 Caries Class 3 Caries Ginny Lee
Scott Carr
Stephanie Abbott
Ariga Abrahamian
Padideh Lavaaldin Interproximal Caries Pits and Fissures Root Caries Rampant Decay Class 1 Caries Class 4 Caries Class 5 Caries Stages of Caries -Incipient


-Advanced Moderate Interproximal Caries Advanced Interproximal
Caries Time for Review! What type of carie is this? What class is this carie? What stage carie is this? What type of carie is this? Types: Surface Caries Buccal and lingual caries Occlusal caries Not to be confused with Cervical Burn Out -Severe Severe Interproximal Caries Extends less than halfway through the thickness of enamel Extends more than halfway through enamel Cannot be seen on a dental radiograph
Only in enamel
Must be detected with an explorer Incipient Occlusal Caries Moderate Occlusal Caries Extends into dentin
– Appears as a thin radiolucent line Incipient Interproximal Caries - What are dental caries? . Demineralized area caused by Bacterial infection . - Why Radiolucent? . Loss of density will cause more X-rays to pass through. . Properly mount them and use a view box. - How to Interpret? Severe Occlusal Caries Extends into dentin
-Not more than half the distance towards pulp Extends more than half the distance towards pulp.
Can be seen clinically as a large cavitation. -Extends into dentin
-Large radiolucency on radiograph
-Can be seen clinically as large cavitation
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