October 8, 2014 7:48 PM


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NSAID - non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, often used as a dental analgesic

Nerve - tissue that transmits sensation of temperature, pressure and position information to the brain

Nerve (root) canal - the internal chamber of a tooth which houses the nerve tissue

Nerve repositioning -Surgical procedure whereby the course of the nerve in the mandibular canal is redirected in order to place longer implants in a mandible where there is extensive loss of bone

Night guard - acrylic appliance used to prevent teeth wear and temporomandibular damage caused by grinding of the teeth during sleep

Nitrous oxide(laughing gas) - a gas used to reduce patient anxiety during dental treatment

Novocain - older brand name for a local anesthetic, currently replaced by safer, more effective agents

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