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Unformatted text preview: rd molars abscess: area of much bacteria caused by deep cavity, trauma, etc. gum abscess: cured by cleaning around/antibiotic periapical abscess: cured by root canal abrasion: people brush their teeth too hard erosion: acids in mouth will eat away at dentin fractures: typically have to crown it TMJ muscle spasm dry mouth: more likely to get cavities hard part of tooth: enamel soft part of tooth: dentin thrush: yeast plaque: mass of bacteria tartar/calculus: calcified plaque bite wings: routine panoramic x-ray apex: end of the root apicoectomy periapical x-ray: around the root pulpotomy: pulp=inside of the tooth...
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- Spring '11