A collection of pus that usually forms because of infection
A tooth or tooth structure that anchors a bridge, crown, or a denture
A silver filling material
A numbing agent that causes temporary loss of sensation/feeling
The front position
The end of the tooth root
The absence of bacteria and micro-organisms
Wear of teeth due to activities like chewing
An injury that causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of the mouth
A kind of dental X-ray taken with the teeth bite together. This kind of X-ray detects cavities in between teeth and height of bone support.
Whitening of teeth.
A prosthesis fixed inside the mouth to replace missing teeth.
The third tooth from the middle of the jaw. There are four of them. They are the longest teeth in humans.
An ulceration with yellow base and red border in mouth. It can be caused by trauma or herpes simplex virus.
A hole in the tooth
A model of teeth
The process of “gluing” the appliance/prosthesis on the associated area
An anti-microbial agent. It’s available in many forms, like gels and rinses. It also is an effective agent in controlling gum diseases.
A metal arm extended from a removable partial denture. It helps to hold onto natural tooth structure and provides an anchor for the denture.
An ulcer or blister on lip, a form of herpes simplex
An abnormal bite between the upper and lower jaw. The lower teeth align toward the cheek/ lip side more than the upper teeth.
A crown is like a “cap” on a tooth. It covers the tooth partially or totally above the gum to restore its function and appearance.
Bacteria that corrodes tooth enamel and dentin, an infection within a tooth that must be treated
A branch of medicine that involves diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of any disease concerning teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures.
The position, type, and number of teeth in upper and lower jaw
Refers to immediate, complete, and partial dentures. Also can refer to overdentures and temporary dentures. It’s a dental device to replace missing teeth. There are many different types of dentures depending on the patient’s needs.
The person who specializes in fabricating dentures. A denturist is not responsible for making any type of diagnosis or carrying out any other treatment (i.e. removing teeth).
A procedure to reduce the sensitivity of teeth
The process of identifying dental disea
The space between two adjacent teeth
Indicates the direction away from the middle of the jaw
The lack of teeth
A department of dentistry involving diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental pulp (where the nerves and blood vessels are inside the tooth). Root canals are part of endodontics treatment.
The process of the tooth appearing in the mouth
The action of cutting something out
When a tooth may be pushed partially out of the socket
A restoration placed on a tooth to restore its function and appearance
A temporary denture to replace missing teeth during the waiting period for long-term treatment
A thread/tape that goes in between teeth for cleaning
A compound of fluorine (a mineral) put into different forms, like water, gels, and rinses, to strengthen teeth
Teeth treatment with fluoride agents like gel or rinse. It helps prevent tooth decay.
When a tooth weakens, a fracture may result. It’s possible for the crack to extend further into the root and damage the pulp inside.
A metal skeleton of a removable partial denture to support the false teeth and the plastic attachments
The mildest form of gum disease
When bleeding stops (for example, after a tooth extraction)
A condition where a tooth is not able to come in normally or is stuck underneath another tooth or bone
A device, like a screw, surgically placed in the jawbone to support a false tooth, a denture, or a bridge
A physical mold of your teeth created by some jelly-like material
The cutting edge of front teeth
One of four upper and lower front teeth
A restoration (usually gold, composite, or ceramics) fabricated in the lab that cements on a tooth like a missing puzzle piece. It helps to restore the normal function and outlook of the tooth.
The space between two adjacent teeth
The side of the tooth towards the tongue
The side of the tooth towards the middle of the jaw
The last three upper and lower teeth on both sides of the mouth
A device, similar to an aligner, to wear in the mouth. Depending on the design, it prevents injury to the teeth and jaw during teeth grinding or sports events.
A mouthguard worn at night
The biting surface of the back teeth
The way how the upper and lower teeth close together
A restoration covers the entire biting surface of a tooth
The upper teeth can’t connect with the opposing lower teeth
A special field in dentistry which involves diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of bite abnormalities or facial irregularities
The overlap of upper teeth and lower teeth when they close together.
The portion of filling material that hangs beyond the border of the cavity
The roof of the mouth
An X-ray that views the upper and lower jaw and their associated structures
An opening on a tooth or other oral structure
The surrounding of the bottom of the root of a tooth
A specialty of dentistry involves diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of gum (periodontal) disease
Adult teeth. The first permanent tooth usually comes in around 6 years old.
A piece of nail-like metal. It usually is used for better retention of a filling.
Making a tooth, filling, or other restoration smooth and glossy
The false tooth in a bridge or denture to replace the missing tooth
A big pin that can be made with different materials, like metal or carbon. It usually supports a big buildup on a tooth.
Located at the back
An approval from the particular authority (usually insurance company in dentistry) before any action (treatment) is carried out
Medication needing to be taken before treatment
The two teeth located in front of the molar
A written statement (from a doctor to a pharmacist) regarding the type, the amount and direction of the use of a medication for a patient. In dentistry, a prescription can also be a written statement for
The procedure of teeth polishing. It also means the prevention of diseases.
An artificial part to replace missing teeth and their associated structures
A specialty of dentistry involving diagnosis, treatment planning, and fabrication of artificial parts to replace missing teeth and their associated structures
The innermost part of a tooth. It contains nerves and blood vessels inside a tooth.
The removal of the whole pulp inside a tooth
The removal of the top part of the pulp inside a tooth
An X-ray image
The regular checkup and teeth cleaning appointment
The process of “gluing” the appliance/prosthesis back on the associated area
An item a dentist uses to restore the normal function of a tooth or an area in the mouth. It can be a filling, a crown, a bridge, etc.
A device used for maintaining the position of teeth in the jaw in orthodontic treatment
The process of repeating the root canal treatment
The bottom part of tooth. It anchors the tooth to its supporting units.
The canal that runs inside the root of the tooth. It contains the nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth.
Root Canal Treatment
A treatment for the root canal inside the tooth
Cleaning the root area of a tooth
A rubber sheet that fits around teeth. It isolates the treatment area from the rest of the oral cavity.
Cleaning teeth below the gumline
A thin layer of plastic-like material covering the grooves and pits on a tooth to prevent cavity
The use of medication to calm a patient
An appliance to maintain the space between teeth
An appliance or a material to prevent movement of a mobile part
Tempromandibular Joint (TMJ)
The joint that links the two parts of the jaw
An outgrowth of bone. It usually develops on the roof of the mouth or around the premolar area on the lower jaw.
A layer of tooth-colored material (can be porcelain, composite, or ceramics) that attaches to the front of the tooth. It’s usually used to improve the appearance of the tooth.
The eighth (also the last) tooth from the middle of the jaw
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