Dental Caries Evaluation
An evaluation of dental caries begins with a medical history and oral examination.
The diagnosis of dental caries is made upon examination of the teeth. Usually, tests are not necessary. However, tests may be done to determine the severity of the tooth decay.
Tests that may be used to evaluate dental caries include:
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