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DDS – Doctor of Dental Surgery, this degree is equivalent to DMD
debridement – removal of plaque and calculus that is interfering with proper evaluation
debanding – removal of cemented orthodontic bands from teeth
debonding – removal of cemented orthodontic brackets from teeth
decay – the destruction of tooth structure
deciduous teeth – also known as “baby” or “primary” teeth, these first teeth generally arrive between the ages of birth and 3 and will fall out later as permanent teeth begin to erupt in their place
dental implant – small cylinder, generally titanium, implanted into the upper or lower jawbone to anchor a dental appliance or restoration
dentin – hard inner layer of the tooth, just beneath the enamel, forms the bulk of the tooth structure
dentistry – medical field characterized by the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the teeth, mouth, gums, jaws, and other oral and maxillofacial areas by a trained and certified professional
dentition – the arrangement of teeth within the mouth
denture – set of one or more prosthetic teeth
diagnostic cast – impression used to aid in planning treatment
diagnostic imaging – photographs or radiographs taken for the purpose of diagnostic evaluation
diastema – the space between two adjacent teeth
discectomy – removal of intra-articular disc from a joint
displaced tooth – tooth that has grown or shifted into an incorrect placement within the mouth
distal – part of the tooth furthest from the center of the arch
DMD – Doctor of Medical Dentistry, this degree is equivalent to DDS
dressing – medicines, bandages, or other materials applied to a wound to promote healing
dry socket – painful localized inflammation of a tooth socket after extraction, caused by infection or loss of the blood clot needed for proper healing
At Timothy Roney D.D.S. & Associates, we provide you with the preventive and restorative care you need without having to take off work or school. It’s just another way we show our patients how much we care. We always strive to find an appointment at the time that works best for you.