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A Complete Glossary of Dental Definitions

Root

The anatomic portion of the tooth that is covered by cementum and is located in the alveolus (socket) where it is attached by the periodontal apparatus; radicular portion of tooth.
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Radiographs
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Radiograph is the medical term for x-rays

Recycling
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A disgusting procedure where an orthodontist takes bands, brackets, wires, etc. out of one patient's mouth and "recycles" them to another patient's mouth.

Retainer
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A gadget that the orthodontist gives you to wear after the orthodntist removes your braces.

Retruded
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A term used when your front teeth are slated lingually (i.e. toward the back of your mouth).

Root
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The part of your tooth in your gums

Root Canal
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Removal of the nerve and blood supply of the tooth

Rotation
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A movement in which the tooth turned along the long axis of the tooth.

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