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Common vocabulary used in a dental office 3

Whether you're a dentist or a patient, this exercise will make communication easier by teaching you the right vocabulary.





QUESTIONS:
(Choose the best response for each one)


1. Is the pain recurrent? = Does the pain __________________________?
  come and go
  arrive and leave
  in and out

2. I will prescribe some antibiotics as well as some __________________________ for after your operation.
  pain-murderers
  pain-killers
  antihistamines

3. We'll have to __________________________ that tooth. = We'll have to remove that tooth.
  extract
  excel
  accept

4. It would be best to remove all four of your __________________________ teeth.
  intelligent
  wisdom
  smart

5. Is your cheek still __________________________? = Do you still have no feeling in your cheek?
  dumb
  lame
  numb

6. You should __________________________ eating hot food for the next 2 hours. = You should not eat hot food for the next two hours.
  avert
  evade
  avoid

7. Could you bite down on this paper and _________________________ your teeth? (= rub your teeth together)
  grind
  grow
  greet

8. ___________________________ ( = keeping your mouth and teeth clean) is extremely important.
  Mouth cleanliness
  Oral hygiene
  Orally clean

9. __________________________ refers to an inflammation of the gums.
  Ginger
  Genetics
  Gingivitis

10. The glossy, visible part of a tooth is called its __________________________.
  enamel
  animal
  anomaly

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