Accession Number : ADA130442

Title :   Rational Treatment of Decayed Teeth in Naval Personnel. Achievement for Year 1979.

Corporate Author : CONNECTICUT UNIV HEALTH CENTER FARMINGTON

PDF Url : ADA130442

Report Date : Jan 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This report presents on evaluation of the microbiologic basis for mass treatment of carious lesions in the Navy and Marine Corps recruit population with the overall goal of reducing chances of pulpal destruction and pain. The study of the pulpal and periapical sequelae of tooth decay demonstrated the direct correlation between the amount and penetration of bacteria towards the pulp as evaluated by the criteria used in pulp and periapical studies (p. 10). This year's study further pursued the pulpal changes following bacterial penetration to the pulp and establishment in the necrotic area. This report discusses the viability of bacteria remaining in the dentinal tubules of hard dentin following excavation. An evaluation of efficacy of methods of removal of carious denting is presented. This paper also discusses the effect on monkey pulp of carious dentin and the study of the effect on the root pulp of pulpotomy procedures.

Descriptors :   *Preventive dentistry, Dental caries, Dental pulp, Bacteria, Penetration, Lesions, Dentin, Root canal, Histological techniques, Marine Corps personnel, Naval personnel, Recruits

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE