DePaola et al described different kinds of dental root surface caries. The authors are from the Forsyth Dental Center in Boston.
Types of designations:
(1) caries description
(2) restoration description
(3) noncaries description
well-defined, yellowish or light brown
surface without cavitation before probing
well-defined yellowish or light brown
surface broken or with discontinuity
darkly stained and almost black
leathery or hardened consistency
no resistance on withdrawal
with or without cavitation
soft, yellowish or light brown caries at the interface between the restoration and the root surface
restoration involving the root surface only
restoration primarily in enamel but extends onto the root
restoration primarily on the root but extends onto the enamel
• Root restoration (code F) combines both a location and lesion code. Having 2 codes (one for lesion, one for location) might make a cleaner classifying system.
• Although Table 4 refers to R1 and R2 referring to overlapping lesion or restoration, the text only refers to overlapping restorations.
wedge-shaped defect with highly polished exposed dentin, softly angled early but sharply angled later
shallow, broad, smooth, disc-like depression, secondary to chemical action
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