Find the Caries: May 2015 ANSWERS 5


And now the answers for the May 2015 Find the Caries.

  • maxillary right permanent first molar (#3) – mesial (incipient)
  • maxillary right primary second molar (A) – distal, occlusal & mesial (recurrent)
  • maxillary left primary first molar (I) – distal (recurrent)
  • maxillary left primary second molar (J) – mesial (recurrent) & distal
  • mandibular left primary second molar (K) – distal
  • mandibular left primary first molar (L) – distal (recurrent)
  • mandibular right primary second molar (T) – mesial & distal

 

Find the Caries - May 2015 - DrGstoothpix

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5 thoughts on “Find the Caries: May 2015 ANSWERS

    • Dr. Shawneen Gonzalez Post author

      Are you referring to the small area of incipient decay (right at the level of the contact)?

      • Gustavo

        I was unsure until you confirm me. 🙂
        Is there any bone loss (horizontal or vertical)? Where?

        Thank you so much!
        (I have an exam coming this week; this is why I’m asking you a lot)

      • Dr. Shawneen Gonzalez Post author

        For bone loss, you want to look at adjacent cemento-enamel junction (CEJ) and draw an imaginary line between the two. You are looking to see if the bone crest is parallel with this line (no vertical bone defects) and within 1-2 mm from the CEJ (no horizontal bone loss).

        I hope this helps. 🙂