A collection of pus. Usually forms because of an infection.
A tooth or tooth structure which is responsible for the anchorage of a bridge or a denture.
A kind of dental x-ray which is taken with the teeth bite together. The main function of this kind of x-ray is to detect cavities in between teeth and height of bone support.
The process of “gluing” the appliance/prosthesis on the associated area.
An ulcer or blister on lip. A form of herpes simplex.
A crown is almost like a “cap” on a tooth. It covers the tooth partially or totally above the gum to restore its function and outlook.
The position, type, and number of teeth in upper and lower jaw.
A procedure to reduce the sensitivity of teeth.
The space between two adjacent teeth.
The process of the tooth appearing in the mouth.
When a tooth may be pushed partially out of the socket.
A thread/tape that goes in between teeth for cleaning.
When a cusp of a tooth becomes weakened, a fracture may result. It is possible for the crack to extend further into the root and damage to the pulp is commonplace.
A device (screw like) put in the jaw bone to support a false tooth, a denture or a bridge.
The four upper and lower front teeth.
The side of the tooth towards the tongue.
A device to be worn in the mouth. Depending on the design of it, it prevents injury to teeth and/or jaw during teeth grinding or sports events.
The way how the upper and lower teeth close together.
A special field in dentistry which involved diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of bite abnormalities or facial irregularities.
An x-ray film used to obtain the wide view of upper and lower jaw and their associated structures.
A specialty of dentistry involves diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of gum (periodontal) disease.
A process to make the tooth or filling or other denture smooth and glossy.
Located at the back.
The two teeth located in front of the molar.
The procedure of teeth polishing. It also means the prevention of diseases.
The innermost part of a tooth. It contains nerves and blood vessels inside a tooth.
An x-ray picture.
The process of “gluing” the appliance/prosthesis back on the associated area.
The process of repeating the root canal treatment.
Root Canal Treatment:
A treatment for the root canal inside the tooth.
The action of cleaning the root area of teeth.
The use of medication to calm a patient.
Tempromandibular Joint (TMJ):The joint that links the two parts of the jaw.
The eighth (also the last) tooth from the middle of the jaw.
The front position.
The end of the root
Whitening of teeth.
The third tooth from the middle of the jaw. There are four of them. They are the longest teeth in humans.
A hole on the tooth.
An anti-microbial agent. It is available in many forms such as gels and rinses. It is an effective agent in controlling gum diseases.
The rotten part of the tooth.
An artificial object to replace missing teeth and their neighboring structures. There are many different types of denture to satisfy different treatment requirements and patient preferences.
The process of identifying dental disease.
A direction indication in the mouth. It indicates the direction away from the middle of the jaw.
A department of dentistry involving diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental pulp.
A restoration placed on a tooth to restore its function and appearance.
A compound of fluorine (an element) which can be put in different forms such as water, gels, and rinses to strengthen teeth.
A metal skeleton of a removable partial denture to support the false teeth and the plastic attachments.
A mold taken by some jelly-like material loaded on a tray.
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 side of the tooth towards the middle of the jaw.
A mouthguard which is worn at night time.
A restoration covers the entire biting surface of a tooth.
The overlap of upper teeth and lower teeth when they close together.
An opening on a tooth or other oral structure.
Adult’s teeth. The first permanent tooth that usually comes in around 6 years.
The false tooth in a bridge or denture to replace the missing tooth.
An approval from the particular authority (usually insurance company in dentistry) before any action (treatment) is carried out.
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 written statement for a preparation of an appliance from a dentist to a lab technician.
The removal of the whole pulp inside a tooth.
The regular checkup and teeth cleaning appointment.
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.
The bottom part of tooth. It anchors the tooth to its supporting units.
A rubber sheet that fits around teeth. It isolates the treatment area from the rest of the oral cavity.
An appliance to maintain the space between teeth.
An outgrowth of bone. It usually develops on the roof of the mouth or around the premolar area on the lower jaw.
A silver filling material.
Wear of teeth due to activities such as chewing.
An injury that causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of the mouth.
A prosthesis which is fixed inside the mouth to replace missing teeth.
An ulceration with yellow base and red border in mouth. It can be caused by trauma or herpes simplex virus.
A model of teeth.
A metal arm extended from a removable partial denture. It helps to hold onto natural tooth structure and thus provide anchorage for the denture.
An abnormal bite relationship of upper and lower jaw. The lower teeth/tooth align toward the cheek/lip side more than the upper teeth/tooth.
A branch of medicine that involves diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of any disease concerning teeth, real cavity, and associated structures.
The person who specializes in fabricating dentures. A denturist is not responsible for making any type of diagnosis or carrying out any other treatment.
The action of cutting something off.
A temporary denture to replace missing teeth during the waiting period for long term treatment.
Teeth treatment with fluoride agents like gel or rinse. It helps to prevent tooth decay.
The mildest form of gum disease: inflammation of gum. The earliest sign is bleeding gum.
A condition where a tooth is not able to come in normally or is stuck underneath another tooth or bone.
The cutting edge of from teeth.
The space between two adjacent teeth.
The last three upper and lower teeth on both sides of the mouth.
The biting surface of the back teeth.
The situation where the upper teeth are not able to contact the opposing lower teeth.
The portion of filling material that hangs beyond the border of the cavity.
The roof of the mouth.
The surrounding of the bottom of the root of a tooth.
A piece of “nail-like” metal. It usually is used for better retention of a filling.
A big pin which can be made with different materials such as metal or carbon. Its function usually is to support a big buildup on a tooth.
Medication needed to be taken before treatment.
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 removal of the top part of the pulp inside a tooth.
A device used for maintaining the position of teeth in the jaw in orthodontic treatment.
The canal that runs inside the root of the tooth. It contains the nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth.
The action of cleaning teeth below the gumline.
A thin layer of plastic-like material covering the grooves and pits on a tooth to prevent cavity.
An appliance or a material to prevent movement of a mobile part.
A layer of tooth-colored material (can be porcelain, composite, or ceramics) that attaches to the front of the tooth. It is usually used to improve the appearance of the tooth.