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  Pulp



Pulp

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

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

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

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.

Pulpectomy
Complete removal of the pulp (commonly done in children's teeth).

Pyorrhea
Older term for periodontal (gum) disease.

Paget's disease
A disease characterised by accelerated bone turnover. The bone becomes enlarged, hyperaemic and fragile. ('Osteitis deformans')

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