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Dental caries: Decay of the teeth. See detailed information below for a list of 61 causes of Dental caries, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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causes of Dental caries as a symptom include:
Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp. The three most prominent theories used to explain the etiology of the disease are that acids produced by bacteria lead to decalcification; that micro-organisms destroy the enamel protein; or that keratolytic micro-organisms produce chelates that lead to decalcification.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Localized destruction of calcified tissue initiated on the tooth surface by decalcification of the enamel of the teeth, followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures, leading to cavity formation that, if left untreated penetrates the enamel and dentin and may reach the pulp.
- (Source - CRISP)
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Medical Conditions associated with Dental caries:
Tooth decay (91 causes), Dental symptoms (886 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Tooth symptoms (886 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
Symptoms related to Dental caries:
Tooth pain (15 causes), Dental pain (25 causes), Mouth pain (142 causes), Dental symptoms (886 causes), Acrofacial dysostosis Catania form, Alopecia, Anosmia (22 causes), Deafness (1048 causes), Hypogonadism syndrome, Ankylosis of teeth, Baby bottle tooth decay, Benjamin syndrome, Acidic drinks, Alcoholism, Bulemia, Cold drinks, Gastro-oesophageal reflux (5 causes), Hiatus hernia (23 causes)
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