dental anatomy

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den·tal a·nat·o·my

1. that branch of gross anatomy concerned with the morphology of teeth, their location, position, and relationships;
2. a course in anatomy specifically designed to meet the needs of the curriculum of a school of dentistry.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

den·tal a·nat·o·my

(den'tăl ă-nat'ŏ-mē)
That branch of gross anatomy concerned with the morphology of teeth and their location, position, and relationships.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

den·tal a·nat·o·my

(den'tăl ă-nat'ŏ-mē)
1. Branch of gross anatomy concerned with the morphology of teeth, their location, position, and relationships.
2. Anatomy course specifically designed to meet the needs of the curriculum of a school of dentistry.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Root canal treatment has shown that the tooth anatomy is highly variable.
He also said that the dentists likely had a sophisticated knowledge of tooth anatomy. For example, they knew how to drill into teeth without hitting the pulp inside, he added.
Radiographic examination of the affected tooth revealed an abnormal tooth anatomy (Fig 3).
Factors such as tooth anatomy and restorative and endodontic considerations have been linked to gingival inflammation and attachment and tooth loss.
Studies of the tooth anatomy have shown that anatomical variations can occur in each group of teeth, in each person and they should be considered as frequent possibilities.3-4 Diagnosis and identification of the shape and number of roots of teeth are a critical factor in their restorative and endodontic treatment or extraction procedures if needed.
In order to perform endodontic treatment skillfully and effectively, it is imperative for the dentist to know tooth anatomy clinically and radiographically.