English-Chinese Vocabulary Builder: Oral Surgery

I recently had to go to an oral surgeon as a patient. During the process, I took note of the medical terms that were used and mentally translated them to distract myself. Here’s a brief list for your reference.

  1. Oral surgery- 口腔外科手術 (kǒu ​qiāng wài ​kē​ shǒu ​shù)
  2. Consent form- 同意書 (tóng ​yì shū)
  3. Local anesthetic-局部麻醉 (jú​ bù​ má ​zuì)
  4. General anesthetic- 全身麻醉 (quán ​shēn ​má ​zuì)
  5. Wisdom teeth- 智齒 (zhì ​chǐ)
  6. Premolar- 前臼齒 (qián ​jiù ​chǐ)
  7. Diet- 飲食 (yǐn ​shí)
  8. Soft foods- 軟質食物 (ruǎn zhí shí​ wù)
  9. Pain- 疼痛 (téng ​tòng)
  10. Swelling- 腫脹 (zhǒng ​zhàng)
  11. Salt water- 鹽水(yán ​shuǐ)
  12. Bruising- 瘀傷 (yū​ shāng)/烏青 (wū ​qīng)
  13. Soreness- 酸痛 (suān tòng)
  14. Blood- 血 (xiě)
  15. Spit- 吐  (tǔ)
  16. Swallow- 吞嚥 (tūn yàn)
  17. Anesthetic-麻藥 (má ​yào)
  18. Numbness- 麻痺 (má ​bì)
  19. Teeth extraction- 拔牙 (bá ​yá)
  20. Gauze- 紗布 (shā ​bù)

Happy translating!

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