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  Infiltration



Infiltration

    Local anesthetic procedure effective for upper teeth and soft tissue; placement of anesthetic under the gum, allowing it to seep into bone.

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Local
In the area of the tumor; confined to one specific area.

Anesthetic
An agent that causes loss of sensation with or without the loss of consciousness.

Tissue
Biological tissue is a group of cells that perform a similar function.The study of tissues is known as histology, or, in connection with disease, histopathology.The classical tools for studying the tissues are the wax block, the tissue stain, and the optical microscope, though developments in electron microscopy, immunofluorescence, and frozen sections have all added to the sum of knowledge in the last couple of decades.

Bone
Bone refers either to a hardened connective tissue or to one of the individual structures, or organs, into which it is formed, found in many animals. Bones support body structures, protect internal organs, and (in conjunction with muscles) facilitate movement; are also involved with cell formation, calcium metabolism, and mineral storage. The bones of an animal are, collectively, known as the skeleton.



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Infiltrating
Refers to a tumor that penetrates the normal, surrounding tissue.



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Impaction
Partial or completely unexposed tooth that is wedged against another tooth, bone, or soft tissue, precluding the eruption process

Implant (dentristy)
Artificial device replacing tooth root; may anchor an artificial tooth, bridge, or denture.

Impression
Mold made of the teeth and soft tissues.

Incision and drainage
Surgical incision of an abscess to drain suppuration (pus).

Incisors
Four upper and four lower front teeth, excluding the cuspids (canine teeth).

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Inlay
Indirect - filling made by a dental laboratory that is cemented or bonded into place, direct - placement of dental composite resin restoration at chairside.

Interproximal
Surfaces of adjoining teeth

Interocclusal
Space between upper and lower teeth.

Intraoral camera
A smal video camera used to view and magnify oral conditions; images may be printed.

Internal medicine doctor
A medical doctor who specializes in Internal medicine.

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