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A Complete Glossary of Dental Definitions

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Tatar
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Another name for calculus.

Tempromandibular Joint
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The ‘TMJ’ is the functioning part of the oral dentition where the mandible (the lower jaw) hinges with the cranium (skull bone).

Third Molar
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The teeth just behind the second molars.

Tipping
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A tooth movement in which the root of the tooth is tipped labially (lip) or lingually (tongue) to correct the angle of the crown of the tooth.

Tissue
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Tissue is a group of similar cells that function together

Tooth decay
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Tooth decay is the term used when bacteria has weakened the tooth

Torque
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The rotation of a tooth on the long axis moving the root of the tooth in a buccal or labial direction.

Toxins
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Toxins are poisons made by living organisms

Tracing (cephalometric)
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An overlay drawing traced over a cephalometric x-ray that shows specific structures and landmarks that provided a basis for orthodontic therapy.

Traction
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The act of drawing or pulling the teeth.

Translation
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A tooth movement in which the entire tooth moves forward or backward without tipping or rotating.

Twirl on
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A device used to help place ligating modules on brackets.

Typodont
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A plastic model of a typical mouth, showing the alignment of teeth. A typodont is used to teaching orthodontic procedures.

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teal = Dental Procedure violet = Disease orange = Anatomy
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