Pit

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PIT, fossa. A hole dug in the earth, which was filled with water, and in which women thieves were drowned, instead of being hung. The punishment of the pit was formerly common in Scotland.

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Research efforts should be targeted on stained or questionable occlusal pit and fissures surfaces.
If a dog has deep occlusal pits with no decay present, then a pit and fissure sealant can be placed to prevent decay.
AN in vitro comparison between laser fluorescence and visual exaimination for detection of demineralisation in occlusal pits and fissures.