caries

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Synonyms for caries

soft decayed area in a tooth

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Radiation caries is a rapidly developing and highly destructive form of tooth decay, leading to the amputation of crowns and complete loss of dentition.
Radiation doses of 30-50 Gy, which corresponded with the 15th-25th day of radiotherapy (excluding weekends), could be the key doses and time points over which measures for preventing radiation caries should be applied.
Prevent tooth demineralization and radiation caries by instructing patient to use an in-home fluoride gel
The use of fluoride and chlorhexidine for the prevention of radiation caries.
Patients should understand that the risk of radiation caries begins three months before the end of therapy and does not go away when therapy is complete; therefore, it is crucial for the patient to have optimum home care, continue fluoride use and maintain regular dental visits.