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Dentistry

fornix

Health care; Dentistry

Vault or arch shaped.

abrasion

Health care; Dentistry

The wearing away of tooth structure due to factors such as poor brushing, using a hard bristled tooth brush or grinding the teeth; this type of wear is not caused by chewing.

alveolar osteitis

Health care; Dentistry

Alveolar Osteitis, also known as a dry socket, is a condition that can occur after a tooth has been removed.

aphthous ulcer

Health care; Dentistry

Also known as a canker sore, is a small sore that forms inside of the mouth. Aphthous ulcers are usually white, yellow or light gray and sometimes have a small red border surrounding them.

apicoectomy

Health care; Dentistry

The surgical removal of the very tip of the root of a tooth. An apicoectomy is performed to treat a dead tooth.

bitewing x-ray

Health care; Dentistry

A radiograph that shows the biting surfaces of the top and bottom teeth on one film so that the dentist can detect cavities in between the teeth.

canker sore

Health care; Dentistry

A canker sore is a small sore that forms inside of the mouth. Canker sores are usually white, yellow or light gray and sometimes have a small red border surrounding them.

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