Lefferts 26 Dentistry

103-43 Lefferts Boulevard, 2nd Floor

Richmond Hill, NY 11419

 

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Phone: (718)843-5500

Fax: (718)843-5800

OFFICE HOURS

 

Monday       9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Tuesday      9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Wednesday 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Thursday     9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Friday          9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Sunday        9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Lefferts 26 Dentistry
Lefferts 26 Dentistry

FUN FACTS/ TERMS FROM A-Z

A: Amalgam (Silver fillings- this filling material tends to outlast the more cosmetic- friendly composite filling material.)

 

B: Bruxism (The chronic grinding and/or clenching of teeth in the day or at night, consciously or unintentionally.)

 

C: Calculus (Hard deposits of calcified material around the roots of teeth of crowns.)

 

D: Dry Socket (The inflammation of an extraction site due to loss of the essential clotting factor that stops the bleeding.)

 

E: Enamel (Hard, calcified tissue that covers the crown of each tooth.)

 

F: Fracture: (The breaking of  a part of a tooth.)

 

G: Gingivitis (Inflammation of gingival tissue due to poor oral hygiene.)

 

H: Hypertrophied (Refers to overgrown oral tissue.)

 

I: Implant (A custom- made cosmetic device to be planted in the area of a missing tooth.)

 

J: Jaws (Common name for the maxillary and mandibular bones of the skull.)

 

L: Lesion (An area of deceased tissue, injury or wound.)

 

M: Molar (The teeth that are further back in the mouth than bicuspids, but before the wisdom teeth.)

 

N: Nonsuccedaneous (This term refers to a permanent tooth that does not replace a primary tooth.)

 

O: Orthodontist (Doctor who specializes in braces and the alignment of teeth.)

 

P: Prophylaxis (More commonly known as a cleaning, this is the process of using a scaler and microbrush for the purpose of removing plaque build-up and stains from the crowns of teeth, and calculus from along the border between teeth and gums.)

 

Q: Quadrant (One quarter of the oral cavity.)

 

R: Root canal (The removal of pulp/ nerve tissue that has become infected due to caries that have penetrated the root of a tooth.)

 

S: Sealants (Plastic resins placed on the crowns of teeth to prevent bacteria from decaying the enamel and causing cavities.

 

T: TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction- The improper alignment of the mandible to the maxilla, which causes abnormal functioning of the temporomandibular joint.)

 

U: Unerupted (Tooth that has not penetrated into the oral cavity.)

 

V: Veneer (A layer of composite, porcelain, ceramic, or acrylic resin attached to the facial surface of a tooth by cementation, direct fusion, or mechanical retention for cosmetic purposes.

 

X: X-Rays (Radiographs.)

 



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