Medical Definition of Dental prophylaxis

1. Treatment for the prevention of periodontal diseases or other dental diseases by the cleaning of the teeth in the dental office using the procedures of dental scaling and dental polishing. The treatment may include plaque detection, removal of supra- and subgingival plaque and calculus, application of caries-preventing agents, checking of restorations and prostheses and correcting overhanging margins and proximal contours of restorations, and checking for signs of food impaction. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dental Prophylaxis

dental pain
dental papilla
dental pathology
dental physiology
dental pins
dental plaque
dental plaque index
dental plate
dental polishing
dental polyp
dental porcelain
dental practice
dental practitioner
dental procedure
dental process
dental prophylaxis (current term)
dental prosthesis
dental prosthesis design
dental prosthesis repair
dental prosthesis retention
dental prosthetics
dental pulp
dental pulp capping
dental pulp cavity
dental pulp devitalization
dental pulp exposure
dental pulp necrosis
dental pump
dental rami
dental records

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