Endodontics/Prosthodontics

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Apicoectomy

Excision of the apical portion of the tooth root

Canal

Pulp chamber of a root

Creosote

Antiseptic

Debride

Scraping away

Edema

Swelling

Electrode

Probe or tip of a vitalometer

Electrolyte

Substance in which solutions are capable of transmitting electrical current

Endodontics

Specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of dental pulp

Extirpation

Complete removal of pulp tissue

Granuloma

Tumor like mass or nodule

Gutta percha

Latex material used as a pulp canal filling material

Irrigation

The process of flushing debris from the root canal

Lentulo Spiral

Flexible needle-like instrument capable of being inserted into a hole

Percussion

The act of striking the tooth to determine thickness

Periapical abscess

Abscess at the bottom of the root

Pulpectomy

Removal of the dental pulp from a tooth

Pulpitis

Inflammation of the pulp

Pulpotomy

The partial removal of dental pulp

Retrograde amalgam

Amalgam placed after an apicoectomy

Vitality testing

Tests performed to determine pulp vitality

Vitalometer

Electrical device used to determine pulp vitality

Abutment

A tooth, root, or implant

Acrylic resin

Temporary crowns or bridges

Alginate

Material that will not return to liquid phase

Bridge

A fixed appliance that replaces one or more teeth

Cantilever bridge

A fixed appliance replacing on tooth supported by one abutment

Ceramic

Restoration made of fired porcelain

Coping

Thin metal covering over a tooth

Counter model

Opposing arch model

Crown, Artificial

A restoration that covers the entire anatomy of a tooth

Dowel

Artificial crown held in position by post or pin

Temporary

Artificial crown not meant to be used permanently

Three quarter

Artificial crown that covers three or four surfaces of a tooth

Custom tray

An individual tray for final impressions

Die

A replica of a tooth

Denture

A substance for missing teeth

Final impression

The last, most exact impression

Impression

Imprint of the teeth and tissues

Immediate denture

Appliance that is placed at the time of surgery

Model

A reproduction of a tooth

Partial denture

Removable appliance that replaces one or more missing teth

Pontic

Artificial tooth on a fixed bridge

Porcelain

A ceramic held together by glass

Prosthesis

Artificial appliance

Rebase

Refitting of dentures by replacing the base material

Saddle

Part of a denture replacing artificial teeth

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