PPalate - Roof of the mouth.Partial denture - A removable appliance that replaces teeth. Also called a bridge.Pedodontics - A field of dentistry that deals with children's teeth.Perio pocket - An opening formed by receding gums.Periodontal disease - Infection of the gum tissues. Also called gum disease.Periodontist - A dentist who treats diseases of the gums.Permanent teeth - The teeth that erupt after primary teeth. Also called adult teeth.Plaque - A sticky, colorless substance that covers the teeth after sleep or periods between brushing.Posterior teeth - The bicuspids and molars. Also called the back teeth.Primary teeth - A person's first set of teeth. Also called baby teeth or temporary teeth.Prophylaxis - The act of cleaning the teeth.Prosthodontics - The field of dentistry that deals with artificial dental appliances.Pulp - The inner tissues of the tooth containing blood, nerves and connective tissue.
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