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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. Jaw: The bony structure of the mouth that holds the teeth.
  2. Jawbone: The bone that forms the skeleton of the jaw.
  3. Joint: The location at which two or more bones connect.
  4. Juvenile Periodontitis: An aggressive form of periodontitis that affects young people.
  5. Joint Capsule: A sac-like envelope that encloses the joint cavity.
  6. Jaw Joint: The temporomandibular joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull.
  7. Jacket: Is a dental prosthetic often fabricated from porcelain and used to restore the appearance and function of a front tooth.
  8. Jaw Alignment: Proper positioning of the jaw for optimal function.
  9. Juxtaoral: Adjacent to or in proximity to the mouth.
  10. Jejunostomy Tube (J-tube): A tube inserted into the jejunum (part of the small intestine) for feeding (not directly dental but used in medical histories).
  11. Jaw Clenching: Holding the jaws tightly together.
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