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Caries

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term551229
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014
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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:Help on this termAustralian 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 Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

Decayed, missing and filled teeth cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

Number of teeth affected by caries Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

Number of teeth surfaces affected by caries Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

Patient—number of teeth affected by caries, total N[N] Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

Patient—number of teeth surfaces affected by caries, total N[N] Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

Patient—result of caries experience on teeth surfaces, deciduous code a Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

Patient—result of caries experience on teeth surfaces, permanent code A Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

Patient—result of caries experience on teeth, deciduous code a Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

Patient—result of caries experience on teeth, permanent code A Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

Result of caries experience on teeth Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

Result of caries experience on teeth surfaces Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

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