root caries index


The ratio of the number of teeth with carious lesions of the root and restorations of the root to the number of teeth with exposed root surfaces.

Nearby words

  1. root and branch,
  2. root beer,
  3. root canal,
  4. root canal therapy,
  5. root cap,
  6. root cellar,
  7. root climber,
  8. root crop,
  9. root division,
  10. root doctor

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