• Palatal arch
    • A wire attached to bands fitted across the roof of the mouth
  • Panoramic X- ray
    • An X-ray taken by a machine that rotates around the head. It shows all the teeth on one X-ray
  • Periodontics
    • The speciality of dentistry concerned with diseases of the gums
  • Permanent teeth
    • The secondary or adult teeth, there are 16 in each arch
  • Plaque
    • A deposit formed by the action of bacteria on sugary foods, the cause of caries
  • Posterior
    • Situated at the back of the mouth, refers to the premolar and molar teeth
  • Prophylaxis
    • The cleaning of the teeth prior to bonding
  • Protrusion
    • An increased overjet
  • Pulp
    • The internal part of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels

210-2755 Lougheed Highway
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 5Y9

Tel: 604.464.2527
Fax: 604.464.2588
drs@hgsortho.com

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600-6091 Gilbert Road
Richmond,
BC V7C 5L9

Tel: 604.278.2108
Fax: 604.278.2109
drgeoff@hgsortho.com

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