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    Injury caused by external force, chemical, temperature extremes, or poor tooth alignment.


Injury is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical.



Tooth bud
Early embryonic structure that becomes a tooth.

Tooth whitening
A chemical or laser process to lighten the color of teeth.

Topical anesthetic
Ointment that produces mild anesthesia when applied to tissue surface.

Common bony protuberance on the palate or lower jaw.

Transplant (dentistry)
Placing a natural tooth in the empty socket of another tooth.


Trench mouth
Gum disease characterized by severe mouth sores and loss of tissue. See ANUG.

A white blood cell concerned with immunity. It does not produce antibodies.

Takayasu's arteritis
A form of giant cell arteritis which afflicts mainly younger females. Predominantly affects aortic arch vessels. (Pulseless disease).

Temporal arteritis
A vasculitic disorder which presents with head pain and scalp tenderness and a high ESR. Sudden loss of vision may occur due to retinal artery occlusion. Part of the polymyalgia rheumatica disease spectrum. Also known as cranial or giant cell arteritis.

Band of fibrous tissue by which muscle is attached to bone.

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