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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. Gingivitis: The earliest stage of gum disease, causing inflamed gums.
  2. Gum Graft: A type of dental surgery performed to correct the effects of gum recession.
  3. Gingivoplasty: Surgical reshaping and recontouring of the gums.
  4. Gingivectomy: Removal of gum tissue (periodontal surgery).
  5. Gum Boil: A localized discharge of pus from the gum, also known as a dental abscess.
  6. General Dentistry: Comprehensive oral health care provided by a general dentist.
  7. Gingival Pocket: A deepening of the crevice between the tooth and gum.
  8. Gingival Recession: When the gums move away from a tooth, exposing the root.
  9. Gumline: The gumline refers to the area where the tooth and the surrounding gums come into contact.
  10. Guard: A device used to protect teeth from injury.
  11. Gum Disease: An infection in the gums, impairing the framework supporting the teeth.
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