Caries risk assessment
The previous sections have focused on individual homes, but these injuries are clustered violence. it is Important to assess the individual susceptibility of the patient to a carious lesion formation and development. This is an important part of modern practice for the following reasons:
- it makes economic sense to target preventive procedures in the relevant risk.
- dental care does not begin and end with a single course of treatment, but continues. When the course of treatment is complete, the dentist and the patient to decide when it may be wise to check that all is well. This recall interval is partly based on the risk assessment of disease progression.
- patients should be informed about their risk status. This knowledge encourages them to keep appropriate to recall the meeting and to participate in their own prevention and, if they pay for it, can help them budget for dental care.