Dental Word List

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  1. Tooth socket
    Alveolus
  2. Pertaining to the formation of dental enamel
    Ameloblastic
  3. A locally invasive, highly destructive tumor of the jaw consisting of proliferating odontogenic epithelium in a fibrous stroma
    Ameloblastoma
  4. Congenital absence of some or all of the teeth
    Anodontia
  5. Pertaining to the end of a tooth
    Apical
  6. The physiological wearing away of a substance or structure in the course of normal use
    Attrition
  7. The tearing away of a structure or part
    Avulsion
  8. Radiographic principle states that the plane of an x-ray beam should be 90 degrees to the imaginary line that cuts the angle formed by the tooth long axis and film plane
    Bisecting angle
  9. Having a short, wide head
    Brachycephalic
  10. Abnormal shortness of the mandible resulting in a maxilla that is longer; also called a parrot mouth or overshot mouth
    Brachygnathia
  11. Pertaining to or directed toward the cheek
    Buccal
  12. Mineralized deposits of calcium phosphate and carbonate, with organic matter, deposited on tooth surfaces
    Dental calculus
  13. Decay, as of bone or teeth
    Caries
  14. Large, shearing cheek tooth; the upper fourth premolar and lower first molar in dogs, and the upper third premolar and lower first molar in cats
    Carnassial tooth
  15. Also called the cervical line or cervical neck
    Cemento-enamel junction
  16. Bonelike connective tissue covering the root of a tooth and assisting in tooth support
    Cementum
  17. Spoon-shaped instrument for cleansing a diseased surface
    Curette
  18. Pointed or rounded projection, such as on the crown of a tooth
    Cusp
  19. Act of swallowing
    Deglutition
  20. Toothache
    Dentalgia
  21. Space or cleft, ie the space in the dental arch berween the incisors and canines and cheek teeth; also called interdigital space
    Diastema
  22. Abnormal angulation or curve in the root or crown of a formed tooth
    Dilaceration
  23. Having a narrow, long head
    Dolichocephalic
  24. Incomplete or partial development; commonly seen in animals exposed to canine distemper
    Enamel hypoplasia
  25. Branch of dentistry concerned with the etiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the tooth pulp, root and periapical tissues
    Endodontics
  26. Benign tumor of mixed cell origin arising from periodontal squamous cell residues
    Epulis
  27. Branch of dentistry dealing with extraction of teeth
    Exodontics
  28. Also known as neck lesions, cervical line lesions and cat cavities
    Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions
  29. One of the short threadlike elevations covering most of the tongue surface.  In cats and cattle are heavily cornified to give rasping tongue.
    Filiform papilla
  30. Vernacular for filing or rasping a horse's molar teeth
    Floating
  31. One of the knob-like projections of the tongue scattered among other types
    Fungiform papilla
  32. Area where roots join at the crown in a tooth with multiple roots
    Furcation
  33. Groove between the surface of the tooth and the epithelium lining the free gum tissue
    Gingival sulcus
  34. Bad breath
    Halitosis
  35. Being wedged in firmly
    Impacted
  36. Pertaining to the lips
    Labial
  37. Vertivle fold of mucous membranes under the tongue, attaching it to the floor of the mouth
    Lingual frenulum
  38. Skull with the cranium and nasal cavity about equal lengths; seen in majority of dog breeds
    Mesaticephalic
  39. Situated in the middle; medial
    Mesial
  40. Act of closure or state of being closed
    Occlusion 
  41. Removal of enamel from teeth, but also applied to the remodeling of filling material or cast crowns
    Odontoplasty
  42. Abnormal, tube-like passage between the nasal and oral cavities
    Oronasal fistula
  43. Branch of dentistry concerned with irregularities of teeth and bad mouth closures
    Orthodontics
  44. Branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the tissues supporting teeth
    Periodontics
  45. Craving for unnatural articles of food; depraved appetite
    Pica
  46. Abnormal protrusion of one or both jaws, especially the lower jaw
    Prognathism
  47. Prevention of disease; preventative treatment
    Prophylaxis
  48. Specialty in dentistry concerned with the restoration of damaged or missing teeth
    Prosthodontics
  49. Excessive secretion of saliva
    Ptyalism
  50. Copious discharge of pus
    Pyorrhea
  51. Disability in horses of dropping food from the mouth while in the process of masticating it
    Quidding
  52. Removal of tartar from teeth
    Scaling
  53. Inflammation of the mucosa of the mouth
    Stomatitis
  54. Beneath the tongue
    Sublingual
  55. In excess of the regular number of teeth
    Supernumerary teeth
  56. Also called reparative dentine
    Tertiary dentine
  57. Rotator force
    Torque
  58. System of identifying teeth in dental records.  Each tooth has a three-digit number which identifies the quadrant, position and whether ir is a primary or permanent tooth
    Triadan system
  59. One of the eight to twelve large circular types of these near the base of the tongue
    Vallate papilla
  60. Twisted mouth caused by unilateral bad closure
    Wry mouth

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