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Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of dental caries: a 20-year case report.
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PMID:  16570468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: This case report follows the 20-year clinical treatment of a patient at high risk of developing dental caries. The author describes the treatment of the primary and permanent dentitions. CASE DESCRIPTION: The author describes the use of primary, secondary and tertiary measures to treat caries in a high-risk patient. He emphasizes the need for long-term care to monitor disease activity and describes the use of in-office tests for estimating Streptococcus mutans levels. This case illustrates the episodic nature of the caries process in which caries activity is related to risk factors, and the treatment regimen varies from tooth to tooth. CONCLUSION AND CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: This case report documents the use of the medical paradigm in the treatment of dental caries, as well as the surgical paradigm as an important component of treatment.
Eugene J Whitaker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0002-8177     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Dent Assoc     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-30     Completed Date:  2006-05-16     Revised Date:  2006-08-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503060     Medline TA:  J Am Dent Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  348-52     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Restorative Dentistry, Temple University School of Dentistry, 3223 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa 19140, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cariostatic Agents / therapeutic use*
Dental Caries / drug therapy,  microbiology,  prevention & control*
Dental Restoration, Permanent
Dentition, Permanent
Dentition, Primary
Fluorides / therapeutic use*
Oral Hygiene
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cariostatic Agents; 0/Fluorides
Comment In:
J Am Dent Assoc. 2006 Jun;137(6):728, 730; author reply 730   [PMID:  16803802 ]

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