Teeth Numbers and Names: A First Step in Understanding Your Treatment Plan
This article explains the teeth number and names used in the US and Mexico.
Have you ever struggled reading your dental treatment plan from your local dentist? Sometimes, it feels like deciphering a difficult table from a college statistics book.
Surveys show that most patients have difficulty understanding one of the most significant documents they are likely to encounter in the course of treatment – their dentist’s treatment plan. The treatment plans are presented based on ADA codes and abbreviated procedure names, not it layman terms you can understand. Unless someone in the clinic explains it thoroughly, it’s a struggle.
We want to help you take charge of your own dental care. So let’s start at the fundamentals – teeth numbers and names.