Dental Definitions Glossary

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Definitions

  • Abscessed tooth

  • Amalgam

  • Apex

  • Baby Root Canal (Pulpotomy/Pulpectomy)

  • Behavior Management

  • Bicuspid (Premolar)

  • Biopsy

  • Bitewing x-rays (or Radiographs)

  • Bruxism

  • Buildup

  • Calculus

  • Composite

  • Crown

  • Demineralization

  • Dental Home

  • Denture

  • Denture Reline

  • Early Childhood Caries (ECC)

  • Emergent/Emergency Dental Care

  • Endodontic Therapy

  • Endodontist

  • Extraction

  • Fillings (Amalgam, Composite)

  • Flipper

  • Fluoride

  • General Anesthesia (Sedation)

  • General Dentist, Primary Dental Provider (PDP)

  • Gums

  • Gum Disease

  • Immediate Denture

  • Impacted Tooth

  • Intraoral Photos

  • Molar

  • Nitrous Oxide

  • Oral Hygiene Instructions (OHI)

  • Oral Sedation

  • Oral Surgeon

  • Palliative treatment

  • Panoramic X-ray or film

  • Pediatric Dentist

  • Periapical X-ray

  • Pericoronitis

  • Periodontal Therapy

  • Periodontal Disease

  • Periodontal Maintenance

  • Plaque

  • Pulpal Debridement

  • Reline

  • Root Canal Therapy

  • Scaling and Root Planning

  • Sealant

  • Second Opinion

  • Sedation

  • Sedative Filling

  • Space Maintainer

  • Stainless Steel Crown

  • Tartar

  • Tooth Caries (same as Tooth Decay, Tooth Cavities)

  • Tooth Cavities (same as Tooth Decay, Tooth Caries)

  • Tooth Decay (same as Tooth Caries, Tooth Cavities)

  • Urgent Dental Care

  • Wisdom Teeth


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