Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
Dental caries, or dental decay, is a common disease, which causes cavities and discoloration of both permanent and "baby" teeth. As the disease progresses in a tooth it becomes weaker and its nerve may be damaged.
Source and reference attributes
|Reference documents:||Australian Dental Association Inc 2002. Frequently Asked Questions, Dental caries. Sydney, Australia. Viewed 25/02/2014, http://www.ada.org.au/faqs/faq,documentid,26781,category,Dental_Caries.aspx|
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Closing the Gap in the Northern Territory: Dental Services DSS, 2011
Patient—number of teeth affected by caries, total N[N]
Patient—number of teeth surfaces affected by caries, total N[N]
Patient—result of caries experience on teeth surfaces, deciduous code a
Patient—result of caries experience on teeth surfaces, permanent code A
Patient—result of caries experience on teeth, deciduous code a
Patient—result of caries experience on teeth, permanent code A
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