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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