Ulceration of bone; a process in which bone disintegrates and is carried away piecemeal, as distinguished from necrosis, in which it dies in masses.
Dental decay resulting from the action of bacteria on sugary foods
Suppuration and subsequent decay of hard tissue.
Decay of the teeth or bone.
Tooth decay by the progressive breakdown and dissolution of the tooth structure by acid. This is produced by bacteria when they digest dietary sugars.
Tooth decay, which leads to a cavity.
holes in teeth.
also known as cavities, caries are decayed teeth.
This is the dental term for a cavity (decay) on a tooth.
The technical term used for tooth decay.
Decaying of teeth. Also known as cavities.
The correct technical term for decay which is the progressive breaking down or dissolving of tooth structure, caused by the acid produced when bacteria digest sugars.
The decay caused by the acid that is, in turn, produced by bacteria in the mouth. This decay breaks down the tooth structure and requires restorative work by a dentist.
Commonly used term for tooth decay.
another name for cavities or decayed teeth.
The clinical name for dental decay.
Dental decay usually caused by a build up of plaque and tartar.
see dental caries
scientific name for dental cavities; it is both singular and plural.
Tooth decay or "cavities"
The progressive loss of tooth mineral, followed by bacterial invasion into the demineralized tooth.
Decay in teeth.
The medical term for tooth decay.
the medical term for dental decay.
a word that means "rottenness" in Latin, this is the gradual decay and disintegration of a tooth. The decay can affect the tooth's soft or bony tissues.
The medical term for dental cavities.
Technical term for decay. The hole left after the removal of decay is the cavity.
Decay of tooth or bone; also known as cavities.
Caries is the dental term for tooth decay