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ch 60 orthodontics

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abscess
a localized accumulation of pus in a cavity formed by tissue disinteregation
acute
pertaining to a traumatic, pathological, or physiologic occurrence or process that has a short and relatively severe course
chronic
pertaining to disease symptoms that persist over a long period of time
control tooth
healthy tooth used as a standard to compare questionable teeth of similar size and structure during pulp vitality testing
debridement
to remove or to clean out the pulpal canal
direct pulp cap
application of dental material w an exposed or nearly exposed dental pulp
endodontist
dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp and the periradicular tissues
gutta-percha
plastic type of killing material used in endodontics
hemisection
surgical separation of a multi rooted tooth through the function araa
indirect pulp cap
placement of a medicament over a partially exposed pulp
obturation
process of filling a root canal
palpation
technique of examining the soft tissue w/ the examiners hands or fingertips
percussion
examination technique that involves tapping on the incisal/occlusal surface of tooth
perforation
making a hole, breaking through and extending beyond the apex of the root
periodontal abscess
an inflammatory reaction to bacteria trapped in the periodontal sulcus
pulpectomy
complete removal of vital pulp from a tooth
pulpitis
inflammation of dental pulp
pulpotomy
removable of the coronal portion of the vital pulp from a tooth
root anputation
removal of one or more roots w/o removal of the crown of the tooth
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