oral pathology


The branch of dentistry concerned with the diseases of oral and paraoral structures, including oral soft tissues and mucous membranes and the teeth, jaws, and salivary glands.

Nearby words

  1. oral hygiene,
  2. oral hygienist,
  3. oral interpretation,
  4. oral lactose tolerance test,
  5. oral law,
  6. oral personality,
  7. oral phase,
  8. oral poliovirus vaccine,
  9. oral rehydration therapy,
  10. oral sex

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