Listed below are a few names and abbreviations of commonly used procedures that may be listed on your child’s treatment plan. If you have any questions about your child’s treatment, please let us know.

Bitewings
A type of x-ray
BWS
A type of x-ray
Comp
White colored filling (the letters before indicate the location and number of surfaces to be restored)
Ext
Extraction
Flu
Fluoride treatment
GA
General anesthesia, going all the way to sleep by breathing a gas from a mask, just like for an operation in the hospital
I & D
Incision and drain, a way to let infection out of the gum
IM Sedation
Intramuscular injection into the muscle of the arm or leg producing a deep level of sedation
KCP
White colored filling using air abrasion instead of a dental drill
N20
Nitrous oxide “laughing gas”, used to help decrease anxiety
Occlusal
A type of x-ray
OCCS
A type of x-ray
PA
A type of x-ray
Prophy
Clean the teeth with the rubber cup tooth brush
PE
Pulpectomy – root canal on baby tooth when there is a dead nerve or severe infection
PO
Pulpotomy – nerve treatment when the cavity is into the nerve of the tooth
PX
A type of x-ray
Seal
Plastic coating on the chewing surfaces of permanent molars to help prevent decay
SSC
Stainless Steel Crown
Strip Crown
Tooth-colored crown, white filling around entire tooth
1hr/1hr
The first time refers to the time it takes for the oral sedation medications to reach their peak effect. The second time refers to the length of time needed for the appointment.