Lefferts 26 Dentistry
103-43 Lefferts Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Richmond Hill, NY 11419
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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.
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.)