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Dental Prophylaxis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Dental Prophylaxis
Tree Number(s)
E06.721.189
E06.761.227
Unique ID
D003777
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003777
Annotation
removal of calculus and stains by dentist or hygienist: prev of calculus and stains by patient = DENTAL HYGIENE see ORAL HYGIENE or TOOTHBRUSHING or DENTAL DEVICES, HOME CARE
Scope Note
Treatment for the prevention of periodontal diseases or other dental diseases by the cleaning of the teeth in the dental office using the procedures of DENTAL SCALING and DENTAL POLISHING. The treatment may include plaque detection, removal of supra- and subgingival plaque and calculus, application of caries-preventing agents, checking of restorations and prostheses and correcting overhanging margins and proximal contours of restorations, and checking for signs of food impaction.
Entry Version
DENT PROPHYLAXIS
Entry Term(s)
Prophylaxis, Dental
NLM Classification #
WU 113
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1992/05/14
Dental Prophylaxis Preferred
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