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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0011334

NCI Thesaurus Code: C52593  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: The decay of a tooth, in which it becomes softened, discolored, and/or porous.

MSH Definition: Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

You call it a cavity. Your dentist calls it tooth decay or dental caries. They're all names for a hole in your tooth. The cause of tooth decay is plaque, a sticky substance in your mouth made up mostly of germs. Tooth decay starts in the outer layer, called the enamel. Without a filling, the decay can get deep into the tooth and its nerves and cause a toothache or abscess.

To help prevent cavities

  • Brush your teeth every day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between your teeth every day with floss or another type of between-the-teeth cleaner
  • Snack smart - limit sugary snacks
  • See your dentist or oral health professional regularly

HPO Definition: Caries is a multifactorial bacterial infection affecting the structure of the tooth. This term has been used to describe the presence of more than expected dental caries. [HPO:probinson]

CTCAE Definition: A disorder characterized by the decay of a tooth, in which it becomes softened, discolored and/or porous.

NICHD Definition: Demineralization and breakdown of tooth enamel due to bacterial infection.

CSP Definition: localized destruction of calcified tissue initiated on the tooth surface by decalcification of the enamel of the teeth, followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures, leading to cavity formation that, if left untreated penetrates the enamel and dentin and may reach the pulp.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Caries (morphologic abnormality)
CARIES DENTAL
CARIES DENT
Caries, Dental
Caries
Cariosity of teeth
Carious lesion
Carious teeth
Cavities
Cavity NOS
Cavity
DECAY DENTAL
DECAY DENT
Decay, Dental
DENT CARIES
DENT DECAY
Dental caries (disorder)
Dental Caries [Disease/Finding]
Dental caries NOS
Dental caries, unspecified
dental caries
Dental cavities
Dental cavity
Dental decay
Early dental caries
Frequent caries
Teeth decayed
Tooth caries NOS
TOOTH CARIES
Tooth cavities
Tooth decayed
tooth decay

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C52593 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN DIET, CARIOGENIC, CARIOGENIC AGENTS, CARIOSTATIC AGENTS & DMF INDEX are also available MSH
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID J010. SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XUILu SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 01/04/2012 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 0826-9295 CSP
DX 19600101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
FX D002326 MSH
FX D002327 MSH
FX D004037 MSH
FX D017001 MSH
FX D017213 MSH
HN DENTAL CARIES CONTROL was heading 1965-66 MSH
HPO_COMMENT It should be noted that it is not always possible to rule out environmental influences and that reports of association between hereditary diseases and susceptibility to dental caries should be regarded with caution. HPO
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
ICE Caries (of): {arrested; cementum; dentin (acute) (chronic); enamel (acute) (chronic) (incipient)}; Infantile melanodontia; Odontoclasia; White spot lesions of teeth ICD9CM
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D003731 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Dental Caries NDFRT
MESH_UI M0005854 NDFRT
MMR 20130708 MSH
MN C07.793.720.210 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/toothdecay.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/toothdecay.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Dental Caries NCI
NUI N0000000919 NDFRT
OL use DENTAL CARIES to search DENTAL CARIES CONTROL 1966 MSH
ORDER_NO 12818 ICD10CM
ORDER_NO 12829 ICD10CM
PM DENTAL CARIES CONTROL was heading 1965-66 MSH
PRIMARY_PATH 10012318$10012325$10044018$10017947$Dental caries$Dental and periodontal infections and inflammations$Dental and gingival conditions$Gastrointestinal disorders MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10017947 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
REF orcid.org/0000-0001-5889-4463 HPO
RXAUI 3130584 RXNORM
RXAUI 3143250 RXNORM
RXAUI 3145517 RXNORM
RXAUI 3145518 RXNORM
RXAUI 3145525 RXNORM
RXCUI 1022082 RXNORM
SID HP:0006295 HPO
SID HP:0006306 HPO
SNOMED_CID 80967001 NDFRT
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS K02.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~K02.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS K02.9 | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~K02.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~J010. SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUILu SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T010943 MSH
TERMUI T010944 MSH
TERMUI T010945 MSH
TERMUI T010946 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH NLM (1993) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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