Dental Terminology Lecture 4: Tooth Extraction and Surgical Terminology
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Dental Terminology Lecture 4: Tooth Extraction and Surgical Terminology

Test your knowledge of dental terminology and surgical procedures with a focus on tooth extraction and related indications. Learn about the historical significance of tooth extraction in treating various medical conditions.

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Questions and Answers

What is a dental bone graft used for?

To restore volume and density in the jawbone for later placement of dental implants

What are dental implants made of?

Medical-grade titanium or zirconia

What is the purpose of an apicoectomy?

To surgically remove the root tip to treat a dead tooth

What is dry socket?

<p>A condition that can occur following extractions, when the blood clotting process is disturbed</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of local anesthetic in dentistry?

<p>To numb the areas where a tooth or area requires a dental procedure</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the composition of the hard palate?

<p>Formed of bones</p> Signup and view all the answers

What stimulates the secretion of saliva by salivary glands?

<p>Parasympathetic innervation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of sensations can the mucous membrane covering the tongue feel?

<p>General sensations (pain, temperature &amp; touch)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the space between the gums and the cheek called?

<p>Vestibule</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of glands are responsible for secreting saliva into the oral cavity?

<p>Exocrine glands</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Tooth Extraction

  • Prior to the discovery of antibiotics, chronic tooth infections were linked to various health problems, making tooth extraction a common treatment for medical conditions.
  • Tooth extraction is a dental procedure where the tooth is completely removed from its socket.

Indications for Tooth Extraction

  • Severe dental caries or infection.
  • Extra teeth blocking other teeth from coming in.
  • Severe gingival disease.
  • In preparation for orthodontic treatment.
  • Teeth in the fracture line.
  • Teeth that cannot be restored by endodontic treatment.
  • Fractured teeth.
  • Supernumerary or malformed teeth.
  • Insufficient space for wisdom teeth.

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