Carious Lesion Diagnosis: Methods, Problems, Thresholds.

Neuhaus, Klaus W.; Lussi, Adrian (2018). Carious Lesion Diagnosis: Methods, Problems, Thresholds. Monographs in oral science, 27, pp. 24-31. Karger 10.1159/000487828

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The difference between carious lesion diagnosis and carious lesion detection is discussed here. Concerning carious lesions, 3 diagnostic requirements should be fulfilled: to detect lesions, to assess surface integrity, and to assess lesion activity to support clinical decision making. The first and most important diagnostic method is meticulous visual-tactile inspection. This is the only method that potentially contributes to all 3 diagnostic requirements. All other methods that are presented in this chapter, i.e., bitewing radiography, fluorescence-based technologies, and transillumination methods, are limited to assessing lesion depth in surfaces that are not visible to the eye and thus contribute to lesion detection only. At the end of the chapter, recent developments in objective lesion activity assessment are presented.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

UniBE Contributor:

Neuhaus, Klaus and Lussi, Adrian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0077-0892

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Hendrik Meyer-Lückel

Date Deposited:

06 Mar 2019 16:02

Last Modified:

06 Mar 2019 16:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000487828

PubMed ID:

29794478

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.125274

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/125274

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