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S | Dental Dictionary

  • scaling - professional deep cleaning to remove plaque, calculus, and surface stains from teeth, a common treatment for periodontal disease
  • sealant - thin, resinous material that is applied to occlusal surfaces of rear molars to help prevent decay
  • separator/spacer - small rubber orthodontic ring used to create space between teeth before bands are attached
  • sinus graft - bone graft on the maxillary sinus to allow the placement of dental implants
  • sleep apnea - interruptions in breathing during sleep due to airway collapse
  • space maintainer - dental appliance used to fill space of prematurely lost baby tooth to prevent shifting of surrounding teeth
  • stomatitis - inflammation of mouth membranes
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