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Dental Assisting - Oral Pathology
Dental Assisting Terminology
Terms in this set (30)
Maxillary Tori or Torus Palatinus
A bony overgrowth at the midline of the hard palate.
Mandibular Tori or Torus Mandibularis
A bony overgrowth on the lingal surface of the mandible near the premolar and molar areas.
Any tooth that remains unerupted in the jaws beyond the time at which it should normally erupt.
Mucous membrane that covers the inside of the cheeks, vestibule, lips, soft palate, and underside of the tounge and acts as a cushion for underlying structures.
A layer of loose connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane.
Oral mucosa that covers the hard palate, dorsum of the tounge, and gingiva.
The gateway to the oral cavity; commonly known as "lips".
Space betweent he teeth and the inner mucosal lining of the lips and cheeks.
Masticatory mucosa that covers the alveolar processes fo the jaws and surrounds the necks of the teeth; plural, gingivae.
The roof of the mouth, separating the cavities of the nose and the mouth in vertebrates.
Results when two developmental grooves cross each other, forming a deep area that is too small for the bristle of a toothbrush to clean.
A fault along a developmental groove on the occlusal surface that is caused by incomplete or imperfect joining of the lobes during tooth formation.
The movement of the tooth into its functional position in the oral cavity.
Blood, saliva, and other body fluids.
Tapered end of each root tip.
The very top or tip of the root of a tooth.
Radiograpic view that shows the crown, root tip, and surrounding structures.
The space occupied by the pulp.
Structures that surround, support, and are attached to the teeth.
Band of tissue that passes from the facial oral mucosa at the midline of the arch to the midline of the inner surface of the lip; also called 'frenulum; plural frenula.
The midsagittal line of maxillary and mandibular dental arches possessing teeth of ideal size, shape and position, when situated in maximum intercuspation.
Triangular space in a gingival direction between the proximal surfaces of two adjoining teeth in contact.
Wearing away of tissue.
An area of pathology.
Dryness of the mouth caused by reduction of saliva.
Localized area of pus originating from an infection.
Touching or contact with a patient's blood or saliva.
Ability of the body to resist disease.
Inflammation of the tounge.
Removal of tissue from living patients for diagnostic examination.
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