Learn the Meanings of Common Dental Terminology

Dentistry Terms

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Also known as TMJD, TMD or TMJ Syndrome is a condition on which a person may experience pain in the
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Bisphenol A (BPA) Amalgam Fillings

Many dentists have used a tooth-colored amalgam filling that contains bispenol A (BPA) as opposed to using a metal amalgam
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Tattoos on Teeth

While some tattooed teeth are just decals for fun at parties, others are permanent and can be any form of
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Wisdom Teeth

Most people get a 3rd and final set of molars called Wisdom Teeth in their later teens to early twenties.
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Periodontitis

Sometimes confused with Gingivitis, however, gingivitis happens before periodontitis. Periodontitis is severe and is a result of untreated gingivitis. Gums
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