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periapical abscess, root canal infection, pathology pain

periapical abscess, root canal infection tooth caps, crowns bridge, periapical pathology teeth

Cervical decay and root canal infection around a lower right first premolar tooth. 1) A large radiolucency is seen in the x-ray. Note the distal abutment is the distal root of a first molar following hemisection. 2) Following root canal therapy. The cervical decay can now be seen more easily. 3) The working model in this picture shows the preparation of the mesial part of the distal two-unit bridge. This preparation will allow rigid connection to the new anterior bridge being made. 4) The new bridge section in place on the working model. 5) & 6) Two pictures of the new bridge showing the distal attachment. 7) An intraoral photo which mirrors the working model view seen in 3). 8) The final result. This patient was content to see the gold occlusal rest. Otherwise, it could have been hidden under porcelain.

 

 Information about these dental photos

     In medicine and dentistry "left" and "right" are based upon the orientation of the patient's body and not how they appear in a photograph of a smile.  For example, a reference to the upper left teeth will actually appear to be on the right side when viewing a picture of the face and similarly an upper right tooth will appear to be on the left side.

     Many words in dentistry like oral and mouth have a similar meaning and are frequently used together to help our readers find specific words they best understand.  This is particularly important because a majority of our visitors are from countries where English is not their primary language.  Maxilla or maxillary refer to the upper jaw.  Mandible or mandibular refer to the lower jaw.

     There are many other similar word combinations used throughout this website because our pages are read by patients and dentists.  A few of the most common are discussed here.  Tooth decay, tooth cavity and dental caries all mean the same thing.  Tooth, teeth and dental are also frequently interchanged as in teeth veneers or dental veneer laminate.  Oral rehabilitation and dental reconstruction mean smile makeover.  The word for x-ray may be used with or without a hyphen (this is true for other words too) and can also be called a radiograph.