Hidden caries: A case report of a 17 years old male with two affected mandibular premolars

Haifa A. Alkhodier, Shahad N. Abudawood, Kevin J. Donly

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Abstract

Hidden caries is the term used to describe carious lesions that are not visualized clinically on erupted teeth but can be detected radiographically. The exact etiology remains an area of controversy. The purpose of the current case report was to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of two mandibular premolars with hidden caries. After diagnosis was established, both premolars were treated with indirect pulp caps and resin-based composite restorations. A one year follow up appointment revealed both teeth to be free from signs and symptoms of inflammation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-323
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Caries
  • Eruption
  • Resorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dentistry(all)

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