Scaling – Removal of plaque, calculus, and stain from teeth.
Sealants – Plastic resin placed on the biting surfaces of molars to prevent bacteria from attacking the enamel and causing caries.
Sjogren’s Syndrome – An autoimmune disorder (mostly affecting older women) that is characterized by partial or complete cessation of saliva and tears. It can be associated with rheumatic disease, such as rheumatic arthritis, lupus, or scleroderma.
Splint – A device used to support, protect, or immobilize oral structures that have been loosened, replanted, fractured or traumatized. Also refers to devices used in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders.
Stomatitis – Inflammation of the membranes in the mouth.
Sublingual Glands – Major salivary glands located in the mucosa on the floor of the mouth.
Submandibular Glands – Walnut-sized major salivary glands located beneath the tongue.
Suture – Stitch used to repair incision or wound.