Caries Interpretation: Recurrent Caries Answers 8


And now the answers from yesterdays recurrent caries practice.

1. recurrent caries practice 1

  • Maxillary right premolar – distal
  • Mandibular right first molar (#30) – mesial recurrent

2. recurrent caries practice 2

  • Maxillary left second premolar (#13) – distal
  • Mandibular left second molar (#18) – occlusal recurrent & mesial
  • Mandibular left second premolar (#20) – occlusal recurrent & mesial
  • Mandibular left first premolar (#21) – distal

3. recurrent caries practice 3

  • Maxillary right first molar (#3) – mesial recurrent
  • Maxillary right second premolar (#4) – distal & mesial
  • Maxillary right first premolar (#5) – distal &mesial
  • Maxillary right canine (#6) – distal
  • Mandibular right canine (#27) – distal
  • Mandibular right second premolar (#29) – mesial & distal
  • Mandibular right first molar (#30) – occlusal recurrent & distal recurrent & mesial
  • Mandibular right second molar (#31) – occlusal & mesial

If you have any questions, please leave them below. Thanks and enjoy!


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8 thoughts on “Caries Interpretation: Recurrent Caries Answers

  • Alex

    Hello,
    Thank you for posting this. You say there are caries in #29 M and D of the last case. Are you referring to slight interproximal RLs that are only in enamel?

    Thank you,
    Alex
    2nd yr dental student

  • HK

    Hello, thank you for all your questions. What is a circular thing under the restoration of mandibular second molar in q2? And was the base material used under the resto in mandibular first molar in q3? Is not what is it? Thank you

    • Dr. Shawneen Gonzalez Post author

      Q2 – circular area is a facial (most likely but could be lingual) restoration.
      Q3 – Not sure if the radiolucent area under the restoration is a base material or possibly a void.