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# BAS_Dental

An endodontist is: Specialist in root canal
A periodontist is: Specialist in treating gums
An orthodontist is: Specialist in the placement and appearance of teeth.
TMJ Temporal mandibular joint
DDS Doctor of dental surgery
def decayed, extracted, or filled (primary teeth)
DEF decayed, extracted, or filled (permanent teeth)
DMF, dmf decayed, missing, or filled (permanent teeth) decayed, missing, or filled (primary teeth)
RDH registered dental hygienist
dent/o, denti tooth
gingiv/o gum
odont/o tooth
buccal surface sides of the teeth near the cheek
gingivae dense fibrous tissue that protects the covering around the tooth socket
Deciduous to shed or fall off
Baby teeth are often referred to as deciduous teeth or primary teeth
Permanent teeth are also called secondary teeth
crown tooth part that projects above the jaw line
dentin inner layer of the crown
pulp cavity central portion of the tooth
root canal central portion of the tooth that contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue.
incisors cutting teeth in front on either side of the central line
cuspids also known as canines lateral to the incisor
bicuspids just behind the cuspids. These have two points.
Molars Flat teeth used to grind with.
Created by: rjmtoss