Demonstration of dye-uptake as a potential aid in early diagnosis of incipient caries

Henry R. Rawls, W. D. Owen

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Abstract

The increased porosity of enamel and the presence of free calcium ions at the sites of developing lesions allow a color change or fluorescence to develop at these sites after application of certain dyes and indicators. Such optical changes constitute a detectable signal which can be utilized to accurately diagnose caries at a stage well in advance of cavitation. Results are reported which demonstrate the potential usefulness of fluorescent dye-uptake as an aid in diagnosing incipient carious lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalCaries Research
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

Keywords

  • Early diagnosis
  • Enamel porosity
  • Fluorescent indicators
  • Incipient caries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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