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cavity

1. Dentistry a soft decayed area on a tooth
2. any empty or hollow space within the body

cavity

[′kav·əd·ē]
(biology)
A hole or hollow space in an organ, tissue, or other body part.
(electromagnetism)
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When this transition occurs, it is imperative for the dental assistant to be prepared and knowledgeable in specific areas such as operator positioning, mirror skills, use of a fulcrum, dental anatomy, cavity preparations, adaptation of instruments, and application of dental materials.
Apart from being in a palatal direction, the extension of root dilaceration from the coronal portion of the root along the root apex is another interesting finding in this case, which was the main cause for the labial root perforation during access cavity preparation from a lingual approach.
Influence of cavity preparation design on fracture resistance of posterior Leucite-reinforced ceramic restorations.
Subjects of both groups underwent same procedure which included rubber dam isolation, access cavity preparation and performing the preliminary filing of the canals.
Pulpal injury during cavity preparation remains an important concern, since heat generation during operative procedures can be considered one of the main sources of trauma [2].
Inferior alveolar nerve block was successful if patient had no pain to cold test at 45 minutes and on access to cavity preparation.
Each student has to demonstrate competence in a number of cavity preparation techniques prior to clinical access.
Non-thermal gas plasma treatment will be a painless, tissue-saving method for dental cavity preparation because of its non-destructive nature, and rapid sterilising capability," researchers said.
Therefore, the Er:YAG laser is used today for cavity preparation, decay or bone removal and not as often for soft tissue procedures.
Lasers for removal of carious lesions and cavity preparation--Laser systems can be used for effective caries removal and cavity preparation without significant thermal effects, collateral damage to tooth structure, or patient discomfort.
The difference between cartooning and dentistry is that thousands of people see your cartoon, but as a dentist, only you can see how great the cavity preparation you made is before you put the restoration on it.