Malocclusion -"bad bite" or misalignment of the upper and lower teeth or jaw
Mandible -the lower jaw
Mandibular canal -is the canal within the mandible that houses the nerve and blood vessels that supply the lower jaw and teeth.
Maryland bridge -a bridge that is bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth; requires minimum tooth reduction .Usually used to replace a missing anterior tooth.
Mastication -process of chewing food
Maxilla -the upper jaw
Maxillary Sinus -Air cavity inside the body of the maxilla
Meniscus -capsular cushion between temporomandibular joint and glenoid fossa (part of the base of the skull)
Milk teeth -deciduous (baby) teeth
Molars – cusped (4-5 cusps) posterior teeth in each dental quadrant used for grinding food.
Moniliasis (thrush) - opportunistic fungal infection after prolonged administration of antibiotics ; not uncommon in the mouth
Mucogingival junction (MGJ) - junction of thick, attached gingival tissue around the teeth and the unattached loose mucous lining of the cheeks and lips
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