Tooth #3, the upper right first molar, has an MO (mesial-occlusal) gold inlay. This molar is both posterior, as well as distal, to the premolars in front of it.
MO cav·i·ty (kavi-tē) The presence of a carious lesion involving the mesial (M) and occlusal (O) surfaces of a tooth.
What are CDT Codes ? CDT Codes are a set of medical codes for dental procedures that cover oral health and dentistry . Each procedural code is an alphanumeric code beginning with the letter “D” (the procedure code ) and followed by four numbers (the nomenclature).
What Is the Mesial ? Occlusal – The chewing surface of the tooth. Mesial – The forward side of the tooth. Distal – The back side of the tooth. Buccal – The cheek-side of the tooth. Lingual – The part of the tooth that is closest to the tongue.
0 means the gums are perfect keep up the good work! 1 means the gums bleed but no pockets, calculus or plaque retention factors are present and you only need to improve your removal of plaque in the areas your dentist shows you.
An “O,” which stands for occlusal, is the top surface of a back tooth. “I,” which stands for incisal, is the biting edge of incisors and canines (the front teeth). ” B ,” which stands for buccal, is the surface of the tooth that faces the cheek. “L,” which stands for lingual, is the surface towards the tongue.
The crown of a tooth is the portion of the tooth that’s visible. It contains three parts: Anatomical crown. This is the top portion of a tooth .
Refers to the surfaces of teeth that touch the next tooth ; the space between adjacent teeth is the interproximal space .
A dental filling is needed if you are in pain or you have an obvious cavity. However, if there is an early sign of decay but no cavity or pain felt, a dental filling is not necessary as the tooth can easily fix itself.
D7230 removal of impacted tooth – partially bony Part of crown covered by bone; requires mucoperiosteal flap elevation and bone removal.
D6059 Abutment supported porcelain fused to metal crown (high noble metal) – A single metal- ceramic crown restoration that is retained, supported and stabilized by an abutment on an implant; may be screw retained or cemented.
D0274 . Bitewings – four radiographic images. D0277. Vertical bitewings – 7 to 8 radiographic images.
The crown of each tooth has 5 surfaces, as follows: Buccal (facing the cheek or lip) Lingual (facing the tongue) Mesial (between the teeth) Distal (between the teeth) Chewing ( occlusal for molars and premolars, incisal for incisors and canines)
The system involves numbering the labial/ buccal surfaces as 1, the mesial surfaces as 2, the lingual surfaces as 3, the distal surfaces as 4, and the occlusal surfaces as 5. Anterior teeth therefore have surfaces numbered 1 to 4, and posterior teeth have surfaces numbered 1 to 5 (Fig. 1).
Number 16: 3rd Molar or wisdom tooth . Number 17: 3rd Molar or wisdom tooth (lower left ) Number 18: 2nd Molar. Number 19 : 1st Molar.