mobility

(redirected from tooth mobility)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

mobility

the degree to which a FACTOR OF PRODUCTION is willing or able to move between different locations or uses. Of the three factors of production, i.e. NATURAL RESOURCES (land), LABOUR and CAPITAL, land is geographically immobile, but not necessarily the uses to which it can be put, for example, industry or agriculture. Labour is both geographically and occupationally mobile but is not necessarily willing to move to another location or retrain for another occupation. Capital (in the form of plant and machinery) is frequently relatively immobile because it is difficult to find new uses for specialized plant, and often difficult to change location because of the size and nature of such plant (e.g. electricity-generating machinery). See RESOURCE ALLOCATION, SUPPLY-SIDE ECONOMICS.
References in periodicals archive ?
This offers the clinician a new method of achieving and maintaining periodontal stability and thus prevention of further periodontal morbidity and subsequent problems like loss of tooth, periodontal abscess, tooth mobility and pain.
3] The lesion may be asymptomatic and incidentally detected in a radiograph, or complaints of tooth mobility, pain, or tenderness (particularly to percussion) may be present.
In addition, OraEase contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E, herbal extracts with anti-inflammatory properties and Beta-Sistosterol - a compound which promotes the reduction of tooth mobility, swollen gums and the repair of tooth-supporting bone.
nonsurgical extractions of periodontally involved permanent teeth with tooth mobility of +3 to +4.
Combinations of significant variables were selected and entered into this model (tooth mobility after dressing and tooth mobility after splinting).
Patients will experience redness and inflammation of the gums, bleeding on probing, and increased tooth mobility.