DH Theory

  1. The cementum, periodontal ligament, and the alveolar bone
    attachment apparatus
  2. the probing depth measured from a fixed point, such as the cemenoenamel junction.
    clinical attachment level
  3. cell junction; consists of a dense plate near the cell surface that relates to a similar structure on an adjacent cell, between which are thin layers of extracellular material
  4. a space between two natural adjacent teeth, and example is a primate space
  5. the tissue serving as a liner for the intraoral mucosal surfaces
    oral epithelium
  6. epithelium composed of a layer of flat, scale-like cells; or may be stratified
    squamous epithelium
  7. fiber-producing cell of the connective tissue; a flattened, irregularly branched cell with a large oval nucleus that is responsible in part for the production and remodeling of the extracellular matrix
  8. a fibrous change of the mucous membrane, especially the gingiva, as a result of chronic inflammation; fibrotic gingiva may appear outwardly healthy, thus masking underlying disease
  9. half of a desmosome that forms a site of attachment between junctional epithelial cells and the tooth surface
  10. abnormal thickening of the keratin layer (stratum corneum) of the epithelium
  11. abnormal increase in volume of a tissue or organ caused by formation and growth of new normal cells
  12. increase in sized of tissue or organ caused by an increase in size of its constituent cells
  13. development of a horny layer of flattened epithelial cells containing keratin
  14. indentifier; symptoms or signs by which a particular condition can be recognized; for example, clinical and microbiologic markers are used to identify gingival and periodontal infections
  15. act of chewing
  16. lining mucosa in which the stratified squamous epithelial cells retain their nuclei and cytoplasm
    nonkeratinized mucosa
  17. tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth; in two sections are the gingival unit, composed of the free and attached gingiva and the alveolar mucosa, and the attachment apparatus, which includes the cementum, periodontal ligament, and alveolar process
  18. the distance from the gingival margin to the location of the periodontal probe tip inserted for gentle probing at the attachment
    probing depth
  19. a fluid product of inflammation that contains leukocytes, degenerated tissue elements, tissue fluids, and microorganisms
  20. penetrating connective tissue fibers by which the tooth is attached to the adjacent alveolar bone; the fiber bundles penetrate cementum on one side and alveolar bone on the other
    sharpey's fibers
  21. the pitted, orange-peel appearance frequently seen on the surface of the attached gingiva
  22. formation of pus
  23. receptor of taste on the tongue and oropharynx; goblet-shaped cells oriented at right angles to the surface of the epithelium
    taste bud
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