Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Editorial Volume 5 Issue 6

Early Childhood Caries - A Definitive Prerequisite for Caries Assessment Tools

Lakshmi Thribhuvanan*

Pediatric Dentist, India

*Corresponding Author: Lakshmi Thribhuvanan, Pediatric Dentist, India.

Received: April 26, 2022; Published: May 02, 2022


Dental caries is an irreversible microbial disease of the calcified tissue of the teeth, characterized by demineralization of inorganic portion and destruction of organic substance of tooth which often leads to cavitation [1]. Dental caries is a rapidly progressing disease in the developing countries like India where the resources are inadequate for dental treatment. It has been estimated that nearly 60-70% of all restorations were done on previously restored teeth, with secondary carious lesions [2]. This signifies the fact that although the existing carious lesions were treated, the actual cause and risk factors were not adequately and thoroughly resolved [3]. The recent concept of management of dental caries had gradually changed with the central integrity on the multifactorial nature of caries. The estimated rate of success in caries prevention and management primarily resides on altering the complex nature of dental biofilm.


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Citation: Lakshmi Thribhuvanan. “Early Childhood Caries - A Definitive Prerequisite for Caries Assessment Tools”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 5.6 (2022): 01-02.


Copyright: © 2022 Lakshmi Thribhuvanan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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