Dental Caries


1. LOCATION
  • Pit and Fissure Caries
  • Smooth Surface Caries
  • Root Surface Caries
2. STRUCTURE OF TOOTH
  1. Enamel Caries
  2. Dentinal Caries
  3. Cemental Caries
3. ONSET AND PROGRESSION
  1. Acute
  2. Chronic
  3. Incipient
4. CHRONOLOGY
  1. Infancy (nursing bottle syndrome)
  2. Adolescent
  3. Adult
5.DYNAMIC
  • Very mild
  • Mild
  • Moderate
6.DEPTH
  • CLASS A : Enamel
  • CLASS B: Enamel/Dentin
  • CLASS C: Enamel/Dentin
  • CLASS D: Enamel/Dentin/Pulp
7. SITE
  • CLASS I
  • CLASS II
  • CLASS III
  • CLASS IV
  • CLASS V
  • CLASSS VI
8. BASED ON WHETHER IT IS NEW OR OCCURING AT MARGIN OF RESTORATION
a) Recurrent
b) Primary

9. SENILE
a) Rampant Caries
b) Arrested Caries

10. MISCELLANEOUS - Radiation Caries