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At Cornerstone Dentistry, we understand that dental jargon can be confusing, leaving patients feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about their oral health. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive dental glossary tailored just for you. Our commitment to patient care goes beyond your dental chair experience; we want you to be well-informed and empowered when it comes to your oral health.

With our user-friendly glossary, you can easily access explanations of dental terms, procedures, and treatments, helping you make informed decisions about your dental care. Take charge of your oral health with Cornerstone Dentistry’s Dental Glossary. Explore it today!


  1. Abscess: A pocket of pus that forms due to bacterial infection.
  2. Amalgam: A blend of mercury with silver, tin, and other metals used for dental fillings.
  3. Antibiotic Prophylaxis: The use of antibiotics to prevent infections.
  4. Apex: The apex refers to the anatomical structure located at the terminal end of the root of a tooth.
  5. Apicoectomy: Surgical removal of the apex of a tooth.
  6. Asepsis: Absence of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms.
  7. Attrition: Wearing of teeth due to activities like chewing.
  8. Avulsion: complete displacement of a tooth from socket.
  9. Abfraction: Loss of tooth structure from flexural forces.
  10. Alveolar: Relating to the alveolus, the socket of the teeth.
  11. Anesthesia: Medications used to numb a region or to create unconsciousness.
  12. Analgesia: Absence of pain or the relief of pain.
  13. Abrasion: Wear on the tooth caused by a mechanical action (such as brushing).
  14. Adhesion: Sticking or bonding of a material to a tooth.
  15. Arch: Upper or lower jaw.
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