Glossary of Dental Terms
Being without teeth, toothless.
Tooth enamel along with dentin, cementum, and dental pulp is one of the four major tissues which make up the tooth. It is the normally visible dental tissue of a tooth because it covers the anatomical crown and must be supported by underlying dentin.
An endodontist performs a variety of procedures including root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment, surgery, treating cracked teeth, and treating dental trauma.
Reshaping of the occlusal surfaces of teeth to create harmonious contact relationships between the upper and lower teeth; also known as occlusal adjustment.
The forceful, and usually accidental, removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.
An exostosis is a slow-growing, tumor-like bony growth that is typically found on the outer surface of the upper gums.
Outside the oral cavity.
A material usually resulting from inflammation or necrosis that contains fluid, cells, and/or other debris.