In some instances, caries is described in other ways that might indicate the cause. Usually it simply can be divided into five tooth surfaces: occlusal side, labial side (buccal side),lingual side (palatal side), mesial side, and distal side.
What are three major categories of dental caries?
There are three likelihood categories (low, medium and high). For each of these categories ICCMS™ has defined evidence-based preventive and management strategies to either keep the risk of caries low, or lower the likelihood of caries development.
How many types of dental caries are there?
There are 2 types of caries, depending on the course of the process: acute; chronic.
What is Black’s classification?
[G. V. Black (1836–1915), American dentist] A classification based on the tooth type and the cavity location or tooth surfaces involved. Black’s classification of cavities. Class I. Cavities located in pits or fissures.
What is dental caries Class 10?
Tooth decay (dental caries) is damage to a tooth that can happen when decay-causing bacteria in your mouth make acids that attack the tooth’s surface, or enamel. This can lead to a small hole in a tooth, called a cavity.
What is a Class 2 caries?
Class II. These cavities occur on the surfaces between the molars and premolars and are not visible to the human eye.
What is Black’s classification of cavities?
Now we can move onto the classes of cavity: Class I – This form of cavity forms in the occlusal crevices and pits. Class I cavities are those you can see and include those that happen on the buccal and lingual portions of your teeth. Class II – These cavities form on the proximal areas of the molars and premolars.
Which classification of dental caries involves the gingival areas on the buccal or lingual surfaces of the tooth?
Class III cavities
A Class III cavity typically involves the lingual or buccal surface for access to the carious lesion. In more extensive lesions both lingual and buccal surfaces are involved.