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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. Necrosis: The death of cells or tissues.
  2. Nightguard: A removable guard worn at night to prevent teeth grinding.
  3. Nasopalatine Duct: An embryonic developmental structure which gives rise to the nasopalatine canal.
  4. Nerve (Root) Canal: The space inside the root of a tooth containing nerve tissues.
  5. Nodule: A small lump of tissue, which can be normal, precancerous, or cancerous.
  6. Normal Occlusion: The ideal alignment of teeth and supportive structures.
  7. Neuropathy: A disorder or disease of the peripheral nerves.
  8. Nitrous Oxide: A gas used to reduce patient anxiety in dental procedures.
  9. Nocturnal Bruxism: Teeth grinding during sleep.
  10. Nasolabial Fold: The skin fold that runs from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
  11. Neuromuscular Dentistry: The study and treatment of the muscles and nerves of the stomatognathic (mouth and jaw) system.
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