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.
A filling or crown used to repair a damaged tooth.
A procedure designed to increase the amount of bone height or width in the upper or lower jaw.
The anatomic portion of the tooth that is covered by cementum and is located in the alveolus (socket) where it is attached by the periodontal apparatus; radicular portion of tooth.
The portion of the pulp cavity inside the root of a tooth; the chamber within the root of the tooth that contains the pulp.
The treatment of disease and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions.
Tooth decay that forms on the roots.
A procedure designed to remove microbial flora, bacterial toxins, calculus, and diseased cementum or dentin on the root surfaces and in the pocket.
The removal of one or more roots, retaining the crown of the tooth.
Removal of plaque, calculus, and stain from teeth.
Plastic resin placed on the biting surfaces of molars to prevent bacteria from attacking the enamel and causing caries.
A device used to support, protect, or immobilize oral structures that have been loosened, replanted, fractured or traumatized. Also refers to devices used in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders.
Inflammation of the membranes in the mouth.
Major salivary glands located in the mucosa on the floor of the mouth.
Walnut-sized major salivary glands located beneath the tongue.
The normal space found between the gum and tooth.
Stitch used to repair incision or wound.
The common term for dental calculus.
An interim prosthesis designed for use over limited period of time.
The connecting hinge mechanism between the base of the skull (temporal bone) and the lower jaw (mandible).
Abnormal functioning of temporomandibular joint; also refers to symptoms arising in other areas secondary to the dysfunction.
A bony elevation or protuberance of bone.
Tooth/teeth that have not penetrated into the oral cavity
In the construction of crowns or pontics, a layer of tooth-colored material, usually, but not limited to, composite, porcelain, ceramic or acrylic resin, attached to the surface by direct fusion, cementation, or mechanical retention; also refers to a restoration that is cemented to the facial surface of a tooth.
The third (last) molars.
Decreased salivary secretion that produces a dry and sometimes burning sensation of the oral mucosa and/or cervical caries.
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