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Def Test #2 206

Alveolitis Dry socket
Bone File Surgical instrument used to smoth rough edges of bone structure
Curette Surgical instrument used to remove tissue from a tooth socket
Elevator Surgical instrument used to reflect and retract the periodontal ligament and periosteum
Forceps Surgical instrument used to grasp and hold onto teeth for their removal
Luxate To dislocate, as a tooth from its socket
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Dentist who has specialized in surgeries of the head and neck region
Retractor Surgical instrument used to hold soft tissue away from the surgical site
Rongeur Surgical instrument used to cut and trim the alveolar bone
Soft Tissue Impaction Oral condition in which a tooth is partially or fully covered by gingival tissues
Avulsed Torn away or dislodged by force
Down Syndrome Chromosomal defect that results in abnormal physical characteristics and mental impairment
Emotional Age Measure of the level of emotional maturity of paediatric patients
Extrusion Displacement of a tooth from its socket as a result of injury
Intrusion Displacement of a tooth into its socket as a result of injury
Arch Wire A contoured metal wire that provides force when teeth are guided in movement for orthodontics
Band Stainless steel ring attached to molars to hold the arch wire and auxiliaries for orthodontics
Braces Another term for fixed orthodontics appliances
Bracket A small device bonded to teeth to hold th arch wire in place
Cephalometric Radiograph An extra oral radiograph of the bones and tissues of the head
Cross-bite Condition that occurs when a tooth is not properly aligned with its opposing tooth
Crowding Condition that occurs when teeth are not properly aligned within the arch
Open Bite A lack of vertical overlap of the maxillary incisors creating an opening of the anterior teeth
Overjet Excessive protrusion of the maxillary incisors
Created by: ashleyi