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dental caries

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Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp. The three most prominent theories used to explain the etiology of the disease are that acids produced by bacteria lead to decalcification; that micro-organisms destroy the enamel protein; or that keratolytic micro-organisms produce chelates that lead to decalcification.

Synonyms: DENT CARIES, White Spots, Dental, White Spots, DENT WHITE SPOT, Decay, Dental, White Spot, Dental White Spots, DENT WHITE SPOTS, CARIES DENT, Caries, Dental, WHITE SPOT DENT, WHITE SPOTS DENT, Dental White Spot, DECAY DENT, Spots, White, DENT DECAY, Spot, White, Dental Decay, caries, White Spot, Dental

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SNOMEDCT definition citation

SNOMEDCT:80967001

bioportal provenance

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gwas trait

true

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Tomasz Adamusiak

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