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How do dmfs, dmft and deft dental caries index differ from one another?

How do dmfs, dmft and deft dental caries index differ from one another?

Teeth or surfaces : Dmfs: records the decayed, missing, filled (restored) tooth surfaces in a persons mouth. Dmft: decayed, missing, filled teeth in a persons mouth. Deft: is a count of the number of decayed, extracted, filled teeth in a persons mouth. We use these indices to measure caries (carvity) risks in patients, families, and populations of people. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dental Caries (Definition)

Dental caries is another term for tooth decay or dental cavities. Cavities are caused by specific types of bacteria which produce acid that destroys the tooth's enamel and the layer under it, the dentin. Brushing and flossing correctly and regularly will ...Read more


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Can you tell whether it's dental caries or gingivitis by how much pain your teeth hurt?

Can you tell whether it's dental caries or gingivitis by how much pain your teeth hurt?

Yes: Caries will cause varying types of pain depending on depth. Sensitivity to sweets, liquids , cold, hot and biting are the usual progression. Gingevitis will cause pain when the gums are brushed, when flossing, and when certain foods come it contact w the gums. And the pain is generalized usually. ...Read more

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Can dental cavities cause bacteremia and sepsis?

Can dental cavities cause bacteremia and sepsis?

Yes: Dental cavities are caused by bacteria in the mouth. This same bacteria can get into the blood steam through breaks i'm the gums even when you brush your teeth. Occasionally this bacteria can cause sepsis particularly when it attacks the valves i'm the heart. ...Read more

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What's another word for dental cavities?

What's another word for dental cavities?

Caries or decay: Other words that are used to describe dental cavities is dental decay or caries. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat dental cavities?

What is the best way to treat dental cavities?

Restoration: Traditional treatment involves removing decay and restoring with tooth colored material. Usually composite resin. ...Read more

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What are the different stages of dental cavities?

What are the different stages of dental cavities?

Cavities in teeth: Tooth enamel is susceptible to decalcification by the acids produced by the bacteria that normally inhabit the mouth. Acid produced by the bacteria first begin to weaken the enamel though this decalcification. Once this process reaches the softer "dentin", the bacteria actually accelerate the process, resulting in a "hole" in the enamel and the dentin. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat dental cavities in children?

What are ways to treat dental cavities in children?

Good fillings.: Decay removal, agood base to protect the pulp, and a proper filling are necessary. ...Read more

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Are there are natural cures for dental cavities?

Are there are natural cures for dental cavities?

Prevention: Once you have a cavity, it must be removed as it has depth that can only be remedied by complete removal. That said, the BEST thing you can do, is stop them from occurring in the first place. Proper brushing and regular flossing is the best (and cheapest) strategy to have short, fun, and inexpensive dental visits! ...Read more

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Is there a possible way to heal dental cavities without drilling?

Is there a possible way to heal dental cavities without drilling?

MI Paste Plus: If a carious lesion is limited to only the enamel (outermost) layer of the tooth and has not yet cavitated, if appropriate, your dentist may recommend that you try to remineralize the cavity using amorphous calcium phosphate plus fluoride. The most commonly used form of this med is mi paste plus which you can only get from dental offices. ...Read more

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Other than fillings, is there any way to reverse damage from dental cavities?

Probably not: Once dental decay breaks down tooth structure it is considered irreversible. It is necessary to restore the tooth to its normal shape and size with a filling. Otherwise the cavitation or hole will become a food trap and will increase in size. ...Read more

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