AB - abrasion
AL - attachment level
APG - apexogenesis
APX - apexification
AT - attrition
B - biopsy
B/E - biopsy excisional
B/I - biopsy incisional
BG - bone graft (includes placement of bone substitute or bone stimulant material)
C - canine
CA - caries
CBU - core build up
CFL - cleft lip
CFL/R - cleft lip repair
CFP - cleft palate
CFP/R - cleft palate repair
CMO - cranio-mandibular osteopathy
CR - crown
CR/M - crown metal
CR/P - crown preparation
CR/PFM - crown porcelain fused to metal
CRA - crown amputation
CRL - crown lengthening
CRR - crown reduction
CS - culture/sensitivity
CWD - crowding
DT - deciduous (primary) tooth
DTC - dentigerous cyst
E - enamel
E/D - enamel defect
E/H - enamel hypocalcification or hypoplasia
F - flap
F/AR - apically repositioned periodontal flap
F/CR - coronally repositioned periodontal flap
FE - furcation exposure
F/L - lateral sliding periodontal flap
FB - foreign body
FGG - free gingival graft
FRE - frenoplasty (frenotomy, frenectomy)
FX - fracture (tooth or jaw)
FX/R - repair of jaw fracture
FX/R/P - pin repair of jaw fracture
FX/R/PL - plate repair of jaw fracture
FX/R/S - screw repair of jaw fracture
FX/R/WIR - wire repair of jaw fracture
FX/R/WIR/C - cerclage wire repair of jaw fracture
FX/R/WIR/ID - interdental wire repair of jaw fracture
FX/R/WIR/O - osseous wire repair of jaw fracture
G - granuloma
G/B - buccal granuloma (cheek chewing lesion)
G/E/L - eosinophilic granuloma–lip
G/E/P - eosinophilic granuloma–palate
G/E/T - eosinophilic granuloma–tongue
G/L - sublingual granuloma (tongue chewing
GH - gingival hyperplasia/hypertrophy
GR - gingival recession
GTR - guided tissue regeneration
GV - gingivoplasty (gingivectomy)
I1,2,3 - Incisor teeth
IM - impression and model
IMP - implant
IO - interceptive (extraction) orthodontics
IO/D - interceptive orthodontics deciduous (primary) tooth
IO/P - interceptive orthodontics permanent (secondary) tooth
IP - inclined plane
IP/AC - acrylic inclined plane
IP/C - composite inclined plane
IP/M - metal (i.e. lab produced) inclined plane
IRR - internal root resorption
LAC - laceration
LAC/B - laceration buccal (cheek)
LAC/L - laceration lip
LAC/T - laceration tongue
M1,2,3 - molar teeth
MAL - malocclusion
MAL/1 - class I malocclusion (normal jaw relationship, specific teeth are incorrectly positioned)
MAL/2 - class II malocclusion (mandible shorter than maxilla)
MAL/3 - class III malocclusion (maxilla shorter than mandible)
MAL/AXB - anterior crossbite
MAL/BN - base narrow mandibular canine tooth
MAL/PXB - posterior crossbite
MAL/WRY - wry bite
MN - mandible or mandibular
MN/FX - mandibular fracture
MX - maxilla or maxillary
MX/FX - maxillary fracture
OA - orthodontic appliance
OA/BKT - bracket orthodontic appliance
OA/BU - button orthodontic appliance
OA/EC - elastic (power chain) orthodontic appliance
OA/WIR - wire orthodontic appliance
OAA - orthodontic appliance adjust
OAI - orthodontic appliance install
OAR - orthodontic appliance remove
OC - orthodontic/genetic consultation
OM - oral mass
OM/AD - adenocarcinoma
OM/EPA - acanthomatous ameloblastoma (epulis)
OM/EPF - fibromatous epulis
OM/EPO - osseifying epulis
OM/FS - fibrosarcoma
OM/LS - lymphosarcoma
OM/MM - malignant melanoma
OM/OS - osteosarcoma
OM/PAP - papillomatosis
OM/SCC - squamous cell carcinoma
ONF - oronasal fistula
ONF/R - oronasal fistula repair
OR - orthodontic recheck
OST - osteomyelitis
PC - pulp capping
PC/D - pulp capping direct
PC/I - pulp capping indirect
PCT - perioceutical treatment
PD0 - normal periodontium
PD1 - gingivitis only
PD2 - < 25%attachment loss
PD3 - 25-50% attachment loss
PD4 - >50% attachment loss
PDI - periodontal disease index
PE - pulp exposure
PM1,2,3,4 - premolar teeth
PT - palatal trauma
PRO - periodontal prophylaxis (examination, scaling, polishing, irrigation)
PU - pulpitis
R - restoration of tooth
R/A - restoration with amalgam
R/C - restoration with composite
R/CP - restoration with compomer
R/I - restoration with glass ionomer
RAD - radiograph
RC - root canal therapy
RC/S - surgical root canal therapy
RD - retained deciduous (primary) tooth
RE - root exposure
RL - resorption lesion
RL1 - RL into enamel only
RL2 - RL into dentin
RL3 - RL into pulp or root canal
RL4 - RL3 + extensive structural damage
RL5 - RL crown lost, root tips remain
RPC - root planing--closed
RPO - root planing--open
RRT - retained root tip
RRX - root resection (crown left intact)
ROT - rotated tooth
S - surgery
S/M - mandibulectomy
S/P - palate surgery
S/X - maxillectomy
SC - subgingival curettage
SN - supernumerary
SPL - splint
SPL/AC - acrylic splint
SPL/C - composite splint
SPL/WIR - wire reinforced splint
ST - stomatitis
ST/CU - stomatitis--contact ulcers
ST/FFS - stomatitis--feline faucitis-stomatitis
SYM - symphysis
SYM/S - symphyseal separation
SYM/WIR - wire repair of symphyseal separation
T - tooth
T/A - avulsed tooth
T/FX - fractured tooth
T/I - impacted tooth
T/LUX - luxated tooth
T/NE - near pulp exposure
T/NV - non-vital tooth
T/PE - pulp exposure
T/V - vital tooth
TMJ - temporomandibular joint
TMJ/C - temporomandibular joint condylectomy
TMJ/D TMJ - dysplasia
TMJ/FX TMJ - fracture
TMJ/LUX TMJ - luxation
TMJ/R - reduction of TMJ luxation
TP - treatment plan
TRX - tooth partial resection (e.g. hemisection)
VPT - vital pulp therapy
X - simple closed extraction of a tooth
XS - extraction with tooth sectioning, non-surgical
XSS - surgical (open) extraction of a tooth
Table of Contents
Smile Book IV
Small Animal Dental Anatomy, Pathology, and Charting
Jan Bellows, D.V.M. Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
About The Author
Dental Charting
Normal Canine Dental Anatomy
Normal Feline Dental Anatomy
Congenital Dental Pathology
Periodontal Disease
Periodontal Examination
The Traumatized Tooth
Fractured Tooth Classification
Odontoclastic Resorption
Benign Oral Masses
Malignant Oral Masses
Drug Inserts

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