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  Prophylaxis



Prophylaxis

    Cleaning of the teeth for the prevention of periodontal disease and tooth decay.

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Cleaning
Removal of plaque and calculus (tarter) from teeth, generally above the gum line.

Disease
Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the rubella (German measles) virus.

Decay
Destruction of tooth structure caused by toxins produced by bacteria.



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Prophylaxis, pl. prophylaxes
Prevention of disease or of a process that can lead to disease.

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PREVIOUS AND NEXT TERMS
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Post-core
Post and buildup to replace lost tooth structure and retain crown.

Post-crown
Single structure that combines post-core and crown.

PPO
Preferred provider (dental) organization which a health care (dental) provider may join, offering fee for service treatment at reduced fees.

PDO
Preferred provider (dental) organization which a health care (dental) provider may join, offering fee for service treatment at reduced fees.

Prognosis
The anticipated outcome of treatment.

Prophylaxis

Prosthesis
An artificial appliance for the replacement for a body part.

Prosthodontist
Dental specialist skilled in restoring or replacing teeth with fixed or removable prosthesis (appliance), maintaining proper occlusion; treats facial deformities with artificial prostheses such as eyes, ears, and noses.

Pulp
The nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue inside a tooth.

Pulp cap
A medicated covering over a small area of exposed pulp tissue.

Pulp chamber
The center or innermost portion of the tooth containing the pulp.

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