Source: American Dental Association
Dr. Orobitg wants you to understand the terms associated with your dental health. Education is very important to us, and we encourage you to ask questions about anything involved in your dental care you might not understand.
Tooth wear caused by forces other than chewing such as holding objects between the teeth or improper brushing.
An infection of a tooth, the oral soft tissues, or the upper or lower jawbones.
A tooth (or implant) that supports a dental prosthesis.
Transplant within the same species from one individual to a genetically different recipient.
The part of the jaw that surround the roots of the teeth.
The loosely attached mucous membrane covering the basal part of the jaw and continuing into the floor of the mouth inwardly and into the cheek vestibule outwardly.
The curving part of the jaw into which the teeth are rooted.
The socket in the alveolar bone into which the tooth’s root fits.
An alloy used in direct dental restorations.
Loss of pain sensations without loss of consciousness.
A condition where two hard tissues are fused together.
The six upper or six lower front teeth.
A drug that prevents or slows bacterial growth.
An acronym for Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis, commonly known as trench mouth, where the gums become red, swollen and painful due to a spirochete infection.
The tip of the root of a tooth.
The surgical removal of the root tip to treat a dead nerve.
The dense gum tissue tightly bound down to the tooth and underlying bone that extends from the gum margin to the alveolar mucosa.
The mild character of an illness or the non-malignant character of a neoplasm.
A premolar tooth; a tooth with two cusps.
The juncture of two (three) roots in posterior teeth, primarily molars.
Occurring on, or pertaining to, both right and left sides.
Process of removing tissue for histologic evaluation.
The relationship of the upper and lower teeth when closed together.
X-rays that show both the upper and lower teeth in one view, generally used to detect decay.
A cosmetic dental procedure that whitens the teeth using a bleaching solution.
A composite resin applied to a tooth to change its shape and/or color. Bonding also refers to how a filling, orthodontic appliance or some fixed partial dentures are attached to teeth.
A decrease in bone supporting the roots of teeth, generally caused by periodontal disease.
A fixed dental appliance that is cemented or bonded to the teeth adjacent to a space, and which replaces one or more missing teeth.
Constant grinding or clenching of teeth during the day or while asleep.
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