Flashcards in Intro to Caries Deck (10)
What is the best definition for a dental caries lesion?
A multifactorial process of demineralization and concurrent remineralization, and are often reversible
Drill, fill, and bill is what model?
Treating the source of infection is what model?
What are the three categories in the multifactorial model of caries process?
What 3 main pathogens make up the "agent" portion of the caries process?
*ANY pathogen could be pathogenic in the right environment
What 4 things make up the "host" portion of the caries process?
What is the main contributor to the "environment" portion of the caries process?
Dietary fermentable carbohydrates
What gram-positive organism metabolizes sucrose to lactic acid and is the primary causative agent in the formation of dental caries?
What tooth structure component is 95% mineral, 5% water of ectodermal origin, is avascular, acellular and cannot repair itself?