Guideline on Caries-risk Assessment and Management in Infants, Children, and Adolescents

In the past, it was considered that caries is a progressive disease which leads to tooth decay is surgical intervention is not done. We now know that this was not true. Surgical interventions alone cannot reduce or prevent progression of the caries. Modern ways of caries management are different and should include early detection of non-cavitated lesions, identification of an individual’s risk for progression of caries, and monitor carefully the signs of tooth decay. Management of caries in children further involves identifying the child’s risk levels, age of the child, and compliance with preventive methods.