A collection of pus. Usually forms because of infection.
A tooth or tooth structure which is responsible for the anchorage of a bridge, denture, or implant.
A silver filling material.
An agent that causes temporary loss of sensation/feeling.
The frontal position
The end of the root.
Wear of teeth due to activities such as chewing or clenching
An injury that causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of the mouth
A kind of dental x-ray which is taken with the teeth together. The main function of this kind of x-ray is to detect cavities in between teeth and height of bone support
Whitening of teeth.
A prosthesis which is 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 a yellow base and red border in the mouth. It can be caused by trauma or a virus
A hole on the tooth.
A model of teeth.
The process of "gluing" the appliance/prosthesis on the associated area.
An anti-microbial agent. It is available in many forms such as gels and rinses. It is an effective agent in controlling gum disease
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 ulcer or blister on lip caused by a virus
An abnormal structure bite relationship of upper and lower jaw. The lower teeth/tooth align toward the cheek/lip side more than the upper teeth/tooth
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.
Bacterial demineralization or enamel and dentin
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 or teeth in upper and lower jaw
An artificial object to replace missing teeth and their neighboring structures. There are many different types of dentures to satisfy different treatment requirements and patient preferences.
A procedure to reduce the sensitivity of teeth.
The process of identifying dental disease.
The space between two adjacent teeth.
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 (where the nerves and blood vessels are inside the tooth)
The process of the tooth appearing in the mouth.
The action of cutting something off.
When a tooth may be pushed partially out of the socket.
A repair 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-like tape that goes in between teeth for cleaning
A compound of fluorine (an element) which can be put in different forms such as water, gels, and rinses to strengthen teeth
Treatment used on the teeth with fluoride agents like gel or rinse in order to prevent tooth decay
A crack in a tooth which occurs when a cusp of a tooth becomes weakened
A metal skeleton of removable partial dentures to support the false teeth and the plastic attachments
The mildest form of gum disease, which includes inflammation and bleeding of the gums
A condition where a tooth is not able to come in normally or is stuck underneath another tooth of bone
A mold taken with putty-like material
The cutting edge of front teeth.
The four upper and lower front teeth
A restoration (usually gold, composite, or ceramic) that cements on a tooth like a puzzle piece. It helps to restore the normal function and shape 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 to be worn in the mouth. Depending on the design of it, it prevents injury to teeth and/or jaw during teeth grinding or sporting events
A mouthguard which is worn at night to prevent bruxism
The biting surface of the back teeth.
The way the upper and lower teeth fit together
A restoration that covers the entire biting surface of the teeth
The situation where the upper teeth do not contact the opposing lower teeth
A special field in dentistry which involves diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of bit 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 or tooth
The roof of the mouth.
An x-ray film used to obtain the wide view of upper and lower jaw and their associated structures
An opening on a tooth or other oral structure.
The area around the bottom of the root of a tooth
A specialty of dentistry that involves diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of gum disease
A piece of metal used for better retention of a filling
A process to make the tooth or filling smooth and gloss
The false tooth in a bridge or denture to replace the missing tooth
A big pin which can be made with different materials such as metal or carbon. Its function usually is to support a big buildup of tooth
Located at the back.
An approval from the particular authority (insurance company) before any treatment is carried out
The two teeth located in front of the molar.
A written statement from a doctor or 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 preparation of an appliance from a dentist to a lab technician
The procedure of teeth polishing and 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, which contains nerves and blood vessels
The removal of the whole pulp inside a tooth.
The removal of the top part of the pulp
An x-ray picture.
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 of the mouth (filling, crown, 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 the tooth, which anchors the tooth to the bone
The canal that runs inside the root of the tooth, which contains nerves and blood vessels
Root canal treatment
A treatment for the root canal
The action of cleaning the root area of teeth
A rubber sheet that fits around teeth in order to isolate the treatment area from the rest of the oral cavity
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.
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, which usually develops on the roof of the mouth or around the premolar area
A layer of tooth-colored material (porcelain, composite, or ceramic) that attaches to the front of the tooth in order to improve the appearance of the tooth
The eighth tooth from the middle of the jaw