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Dental caries

Dental caries: Introduction

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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Dental caries Treatments

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Dental caries

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Definitions of Dental caries:

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)

Detailed list of causes of Dental caries

The list below shows some of the causes of Dental caries mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Dental caries?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Dental caries. Of the 61 causes of Dental caries that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 60 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dental caries:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Dental caries:

The following list of medical conditions have Dental caries or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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What are the alternative names for Dental caries:

Tooth decay
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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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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