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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