THE ASSESSMENT OF RISK FACTORS IN A YOUNG PATIENT WITH RAMPANT CARIES

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Simona Stoleriu, Cristina Angela Ghiorghe, Cristina Popa, Carmen Stelea, Ovidiu Ştefănescu, Gianina Iovan

Abstract

Rampant caries is the most aggressive and rapidly progressing type of carious disease. The management of these patients represents one of the most challenging experiences in any dental office because of the gravity and high risk of recurrence. The early diagnosis of this condition and identification of the risk factors allows  the control of the disease and avoid repetitive, inefficient and aggressive operative procedures. Besides the traditional preventive methods, the effort of the dental team should focus on making the patient aware of the individual risk factors, and change his behavior and attitude towards systemic and oral health. This is a presentation of the case of a young patient with rampant caries, which illustrates the complexity of the pathology and the multitude factors involved in the etiology of the disease

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