oral pathology terminology

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Pathology

the study of disease

Hyperplasia

the result of an overgrowth of tissue during the repair process

Abscess

a localized collection of pus in a limited area

Cyst

a closed sac or pouch that is lined with epithelium and contains fluid

Granuloma

a type of nodule that contains granulation tissue

Tumor

any growth of tissue that is over the normal form

Benign

NOT life threatening

Malignant

life threatening

Incipient

begining

Candidiasis

superficial infection caused by yeast-like fungus

Carcinoma

malignant tumor in the epithelial tissue

Leukoplakia

"white patch" anywhere in the mouth

Apthous ulcer

canker sore

Attrition

normal wearing away of tooth structure during mastication

Osteosarcoma

malignant tumor involving the bone

Anodontia

absence of one or more teeth

Microdontia

abnormally small teeth

Supernumerary teeth

any tooth in excess of 32 normal permanent teeth

Torus Palatinus

bony overgrowth on the midline of the hard palate

Macrognathia

abnormally larg jaw

Impaction

any tooth remaining unerupted past normal eruption time

Hypoplasia

decreased or incomplete development of an organ or tissue

Ankyloglossia

tounge-tied

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