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NSAID:
non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, often used as a dental analgesic

Nerve:
tissue that conveys sensation, temperature, position information to the brain

Nerve (root) canal:
dental pulp; the internal chamber of a tooth

Night guard:
acrylic appliance used to prevent wear and temporomandibular damage caused by grinding or gnashing of the teeth during sleep

Nitrous oxide:
a gas used to reduce patient anxiety

Novocain:
older brand name for a local anesthetic, currently replaced by safer, more effective agents