• occlusion – lineup of upper and lower teeth surfaces when the mouth is closed, also known as “bite”
  • onlay – prosthetic restoration that covers the occlusal (biting/chewing) surface of a tooth, but not the whole tooth
  • operculectomy – surgical removal of the operculum
  • operculum – tissue flap covering partially or fully unerupted tooth
  • oral – referring to the mouth
  • oral and maxillofacial surgeon – specialist with at least 4 additional years of specialized training beyond the dental degree, diagnoses and treats oral diseases, injuries, deformities, defects, or other issues, including surgical treatments of the oral and maxillofacial areas
  • oral and maxillofacial surgery – surgical treatment of the mouth, jaw, and related areas, may include extraction, repair of defects or fractures, removal of tumors or cysts, and others
  • oral cavity – the inside of the mouth
  • oral hygiene – establishment and maintenance of habits designed to keep the mouth, gums, and teeth healthy
  • oral pathologist – dental specialist who focuses on the study, diagnosis, and management of diseases affecting the oral cavity, jaws, and other connected areas
  • oral pathology – the study, diagnosis, and management of diseases affecting the oral cavity, jaws, and other connected areas
  • orthodontics – dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of malocclusion and other neuromuscular or skeletal abnormalities of the orofacial structure
  • orthodontist – dental specialist who focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of malocclusion and other neuromuscular or skeletal abnormalities of the orofacial structure
  • orthognathic – refers to the functional relationship between the mandible and maxilla (upper and lower jaws)
  • osseous – refers to bone tissue
  • osteoplasty – surgical procedure that modifies bone structure
  • osteotomy – surgical procedure involving the cutting of a bone structure
  • overbite – orthodontic issue, when upper front teeth significantly overlap the lower

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  • Exploring Endodontic Retreatment | Endodontist Near Me

    Understanding Endodontic Retreatment Endodontic retreatment, also known as root canal retreatment, is a procedure performed to address infections that may reoccur in a previously treated tooth. While root canal treatment is generally successful in eliminating infections and preserving the natural tooth, there are instances where retreatment becomes necessary to maintain oral health. When is Endodontic…

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  • Fruit Juice & Your Teeth: A Message From Your Dentist | Endodontist in Ocean

    Don’t be fooled by the label “100 percent fruit juice.” Drinks advertised in this way might seem like a healthy choice, but these drinks may be doing more harm than good. In fact, fruit juices contain sugar that can lead to tooth decay. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently reevaluated their recommendations for allowing small children to consume fruit juice. Here’s…

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  • 6 Harmful Habits That Affect Your Teeth | Endodontist Ocean NJ

    Nearly everyone has at least one habit that they wish they could break. Did you know that some of them can affect your oral health? Here are a few common habits and tips for how to break them. 1. Nail Biting  Why it’s harmful: Your dental health may suffer from nail biting by possibly chipping…

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