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laminate veneer – thin material, generally tooth-colored, used to cover the front of a healthy tooth to restore the appearance from discoloration, damage, misalignment, or other such cosmetic issue

laughing gas – common term used for nitrous oxide, an odorless gas that produces a mild sedative effect when inhaled

lesion – tissue injury, generally due to trauma, infection, or illness

ligation – process of attaching archwire to braces in orthodontic treatment

ligature – thin wire used to hold archwire in the bracket in orthodontic treatment

lingual – refers to area or surface on or around the tongue, opposite of facial

lip bumper – archwire attached to a piece of molded plastic, holds back molars of lower jaw to provide more space for the other teeth

local anesthesia – medication used to block nerve impulses to provide partial or complete elimination of pain during treatment

 

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I've been a patient at Dr. Meade's office for 15+ years now and they've always treated me like family. They are always willing to accommodate me (even with my super busy work schedule) to keep my teeth clean and in tip-top shape! I have always been happy and pleased with any work I have gotten done. I definitely recommend Dr.Meade's office to everyone. Thank you! - David S.

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Meade Family Dental | (707) 745-2121 | 1440 Military West, Suite 102 | Benicia, CA 94510

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1440 MILITARY WEST, SUITE #102
BENICIA, CA 94510
(707) 745-2121