Vroegdiagnostiek van cariës

A.J.P. van Strijp

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    Early detection of carious lesions enables the dental p rofessional to interfere
    in caries development. Visual inspection in combination with bitewing radiographs
    p erformed better than new quantitative methods in detecting early
    non-cavitated carious lesions. Once a lesion has been detected assessment
    of activity (diagnosis) is important in order to distinguish between an active
    process and a scar developed in the past. The ‘clinical gaze’, an intellectual
    interpretation of the dental condition, whereby the caries experience of the
    recent past is used as an important caries p redictor, is better able to p roduce
    a correct estimate of the caries risk than p rediction models based on risk
    factors. A correct diagnosis of lesion activity in combination with the caries
    risk of the patient gives us a tool to p redict caries development in the future.
    Subsequently caries activity can be influenced by addressing the factors
    which cause caries (causal therapy).
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)149-153
    JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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