Dental Definitions And Explanations

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  • 1. 
    Dental restoration used to sufficiently build up tooth structure for future restoration with a crown when there is not enough tooth structure to properly reatin the crown.  Also known as "foundation restoration"
    • A. 

      Direct pulp cap

    • B. 

      Root canal

    • C. 

      Post/Core

  • 2. 
    Protect tooth & restoration surfaces, manage mandibular dysfunction & stabilize occlusion or reate space prior to restoration procedures
    • A. 

      Arestin

    • B. 

      Occlusal Guards

    • C. 

      Full mouth debridement

  • 3. 
    When dentist gets close to nerve when removing decay.  Used in cases where the nerve (pulp) would be exposed if all decay were removed from the cavity. Application of medicated cement in temporary filling helps the pulp of tooth repair itself by containing decay and allowing build up of a wall of tooth structure between pulp and decayed material.  No pulp is exposed
    • A. 

      Vizilite

    • B. 

      Root canal

    • C. 

      Indirect pulp cap

  • 4. 
    Designed to treat decay within the cusps or top projections of a tooth.  Indirect fillings pre made in dental lab permanently cemented by a dentis
    • A. 

      Onlay

    • B. 

      Inlay

    • C. 

      Post/Core

  • 5. 
    Screening for Oral Cancer
    • A. 

      Arestin

    • B. 

      Vizilite

    • C. 

      Oral Eval

  • 6. 
    Minocycline hydrochloride - used in the treatment of periodontal disease
    • A. 

      Nitrous

    • B. 

      Sedation

    • C. 

      Arestin

  • 7. 
    Patient presents "build up" on their teeth making it difficult for dentist to determine whehter the patients bone/gum tissues are healthy.  Process removes as much build up as possible to allow proper eval of supporting structure of teeth.  Common among patients who have not seen a dentist in a while
    • A. 

      Scaling

    • B. 

      Root Planning

    • C. 

      Full Mouth Debridement

  • 8. 
    Removal of plaque, calculus,& stain from the crown and root surfaces of teeth
    • A. 

      Scaling

    • B. 

      Root planning

    • C. 

      Post/core

  • 9. 
    Removes roughened cementum and surface dentin that is impregnated with calculus, microorganisms, and their toxins....YUCK!
    • A. 

      Post/core

    • B. 

      Root planning

    • C. 

      Full mouth debridement

  • 10. 
    Maintenance of Tissues that support the teeth
    • A. 

      Endo Maintenance

    • B. 

      Perio Maintenance

    • C. 

      Occlusal Maintenance

  • 11. 
    Colloquial term for endodontic therapy wherein the pulp is cleaned out the space disinfected then filled
    • A. 

      Crown

    • B. 

      Implant

    • C. 

      Root Canal