• 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

endodontic news in Ocean NJ

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    It’s often a simple moment that leads to a chipped tooth. Perhaps you’re enjoying your favorite hard candy, and suddenly, you feel a small, hard piece in your mouth that won’t dissolve. Upon inspection, you discover it’s a chip from your tooth. Enamel, while one of the hardest substances in the body, has its limits.…

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    Understanding Temporary Crowns After Root Canal Therapy If you’ve undergone root canal therapy with Dr. Andrew Samuel at Coastal Monmouth Dental Specialists, you’re likely familiar with temporary crowns. These interim restorations play a crucial role in protecting your tooth until the permanent crown is ready. But how long can you wear a temporary crown before…

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