• laminate veneer – thin material, generally tooth-colored, used to cover the front of a healthy tooth to restore the appearance from discoloration, damage, misalignment, or other such cosmetic issues
  • laughing gas – a common term used for nitrous oxide, an odorless gas that produces a mild sedative effect when inhaled
  • lesion – tissue injury, generally due to trauma, infection, or illness
  • ligation – the process of attaching an archwire to braces in orthodontic treatment
  • ligature – thin wire used to hold the archwire in the bracket in orthodontic treatment
  • lingual – refers to area or surface on or around the tongue, opposite of facial
  • lip bumper – archwire attached to a piece of molded plastic, holds back molars of lower jaw to provide more space for the other teeth
  • local anesthesia – medication used to block nerve impulses to provide partial or complete elimination of pain during treatment

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  • Gum Health and Alzheimer’s Disease | Andrew R. Samuel DMD

    Maintaining healthy gums is not just essential for your oral health but could also impact your cognitive function. A recent study conducted by King’s College London and the University of Southampton has shed light on the correlation between gum disease and cognitive decline in individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. While further research is needed to…

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  • 12 Reasons to See Your Dentist | Dr. Andrew R. Samuel

    Don’t delay your dental check-up until you’re in pain! Just as you make time for regular household chores, it’s essential to prioritize your oral health by scheduling biannual visits to your dentist. At Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implants, LLC, Dr. Andrew R. Samuel and our team are committed to helping you maintain optimal oral health…

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  • Signs It’s Time to Visit a Periodontist | Ocean NJ Dentist

    Gum disease is an alarmingly common problem among US adults. With over 3 million new cases diagnosed each year, it’s one of the most prevalent oral health issues faced today. Detection and treatment is important, as untreated gum disease can lead to serious health issues including heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and more. The extent…

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