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Def Chap 10,11,12,17

Second Set of Definitions

frenum narrow band of tissue that connects 2 structures
vestibule area between the teeth and the inner lining of the lips and cheek
functional occlusion contact of the teeth during biting and chewing
quadrant one quarter of the dentition
curve of Spee curvature formed by the maxillary and mandibular arches in occlusion
labial surface facial surface closest to the lips
mesial surface surface of tooth toward the midline
bifurcation area where two roots divide
central groove most prominent developmental groove on the posterior teeth
cusp of Carabelli 5th cusp on the maxillary first molar
trifurcation area in which 3 roots divide
chronic inflammation continuous injury or irritation to tissue
glottis inflammation of the tongue
dentition natural teeth on the dental arch
abscess localized area of pus originating from an infection
mamelon rounded enamel extension on the incisal ridges of incisors
acute inflammation minimal and short lasting injury to tiissue
pathology study of disease
tori abnormal growths of bone in a specific area
xerostomia dry mouth
incisal edge the cutting surface of anterior teeth
diastema space between 2 teeth
congenital disorders disorders present at birth
diciduous primary teeth
sextant one sixth of the dentition
Created by: sandyf