GLOSSARY

ABUTMENT

Components implant which acts as an interface between the intraosseous implant and the crown that will be cemented or screwed.

ACUTE

Starts quickly, short lasting with severe and pronounced symptoms; opposite of chronic.

AFTA

A lesion often located on the oral mucosa that can cause pain and can occur at any age and is associated with stress and physical debilitation.

ALVEOLAR BONE

The bone margin of the jawbone surrounding a tooth.

ALVEOLAR BONE

Bone that incorporates the dental element and the other elements of the periodontal system.

ALVEOLAR NERVE

Care should be taken in case facilities in the posterior areas need to be made, which is why the dentist often requires radiological tests such as CT scans to assess the relationships between the bony structures.

AMALGAM

Filling made of several metals including mercury, thanks to new and more aesthetic materials it is slowly disappearing from dental practices.

ANALGESIA

Absence of sensitivity; pain relief without loss of consciousness.

ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS

Administration of antibiotics to patients even in the absence of infection, to prevent a microbial colonization, therefore, avoid or reduce the complications associated with a clinical intervention or surgery.

ANTISEPTIC

An agent that inhibits the growth and development of microorganisms

APICOECTOMY

Surgical removal of the root apex of a tooth.

ATYPICAL SWALLOWING

It is an altered swallowing to an incorrect thrust of the food bolus or the interposition of the tongue between the dental arches.

AVULSION

It ‘a synonym for tooth extraction.

ABUTMENT

Components implant which acts as an interface between the intraosseous implant and the crown that will be cemented or screwed.

ACUTE

Starts quickly, short lasting with severe and pronounced symptoms; opposite of chronic.

AFTA

A lesion often located on the oral mucosa that can cause pain and can occur at any age and is associated with stress and physical debilitation.

ALVEOLAR BONE

The bone margin of the jawbone surrounding a tooth.

ALVEOLAR BONE

Bone that incorporates the dental element and the other elements of the periodontal system.

ALVEOLAR NERVE

Care should be taken in case facilities in the posterior areas need to be made, which is why the dentist often requires radiological tests such as CT scans to assess the relationships between the bony structures.

AMALGAM

Filling made of several metals including mercury, thanks to new and more aesthetic materials it is slowly disappearing from dental practices.

ANALGESIA

Absence of sensitivity; pain relief without loss of consciousness.

ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS

Administration of antibiotics to patients even in the absence of infection, to prevent a microbial colonization, therefore, avoid or reduce the complications associated with a clinical intervention or surgery.

ANTISEPTIC

An agent that inhibits the growth and development of microorganisms

APICOECTOMY

Surgical removal of the root apex of a tooth.

ATYPICAL SWALLOWING

It is an altered swallowing to an incorrect thrust of the food bolus or the interposition of the tongue between the dental arches.

AVULSION

It ‘a synonym for tooth extraction.