caries diagnosis

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The process of establishing the presence of dental caries. Methods used include visual examination, radiography (especially bitewing radiographs), transillumination, and electronic devices which measure the electrical impedence of enamel (such as the DIAGNOdent®).

Further Reading:

Zandona A. F., Zero D. T. Diagnostic tools for early caries detection. J Am Dent Assoc 2006;137(12):1675–84.

Caries diagnosis

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Subjects: Dentistry.

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