Table of Contents

*  Home, Introductory Page

*  About the Author

*  3D Animation, Birthday Card for a Friend, in Flash Format

*  Timeline for The Sutton Infection, which started on or about August 9, and continues to this day

*  Standard of Care, Simple Questions about Dental Science that First Year Students need to Answer Correctly to make it to Year 2.

*  Tooth Numbering System, Mesial Distal Lingual Buccal

*  Diagrams & Illustrations

*  Notes regarding Surgical Procedure to Remove Damaged Nerves

Feb. 16, 2019 * Technical Additions.

Block Diagram of Human Nervous System,
Specific to Teeth

Accessory innervation (Tooth #30, 2009, Dr. Raja Shah @ UoP-Dugoni)

Induced Neurochemical & Electrical Innervation as a source of Trigeminal Neuralgia, after Dental Infection

ANSWER:  Threshold Formation.
QUESTION:  What do Students of Transistor Function
have in Common with Students of Human Nerve Function ?

Fooling Around #1 * "I Know Kung Fu" scene from the Matrix.
What does the learning method featured by the Wachowski Siblings in the movie, The Matrix, have to do with Damaged Teeth Nerves & (induced) Trigeminal Neuralgia ?

Fooling Around #2
  *  Drive Your Cats Nuts Section.   Turn Down the Speaker Volume.

Numbering of Teeth in the Mouth.

In the short term, I have borrowed a picture from Dayo Dental, as an aide in communicating about my own Tooth infection & Dental Health.

Tooth numbering starts with your Upper Right Wisdom Tooth, which is Tooth #1.  The numbering continues around in front, so that your 2 front teeth, on the top, which in America are called "Buck Teeth", are Teeth #8 and #9. 

#8 is your Right Front Buck Tooth.  #9 is your Left Front Buck Tooth.

Your Upper Left Wisdom Tooth is Tooth #16.

Your Lower Left Wisdom Tooth is Tooth #17.

The numbering then continues sequentially around the front, till it gets to your Lower Right Wisdom Tooth, which is Tooth #32.

If you ever look at your receipt from a visit to the dentist, hopefully they have itemized the work they did on your teeth.

You may find a notation like #12, 2 surface, or you may see #12 with notations like "#12 LD", short for Lingual Distal.

Dentists tend to charge for cavities, according to the number of surfaces that the filling comprises.

Lingual, Distal, Mesial, Buccal, and Occlusal are some of the terms used to describe the exact location of the tooth.

For many of us Humans, and also many animals, cavities tend to accumulate along the gum-line, which is where food residues accumulate, and Tartar, Plaque, and other tooth specific acidic substances accumulate on our teeth.

Surface notations like Lingual & Buccal tell us which surface the tooth is on, but they don't tell us how far down from the chewing surface the cavity is.  Their is no height information, in other words, unless the Cavity is on the Occlusal surface, the chewing surface, the Top of the Tooth.

If this was about drawing 3D images of human teeth, then we might need to know that distance.

However, the way it works out for Us People, the cavity is usually at the gum line.

Together, the Tooth Numbering System, the Tooth Surface names, and simple terms like "Gum-line" help us with the Geo-locating part of Dental Care.

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