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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. Root: The part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support.
  2. Root Canal Treatment: A procedure to treat infection in the pulp of a tooth.
  3. Restorative Dentistry: A field of dentistry concerned with restoring the function and aesthetics of the oral structures.
  4. Retainer: A device worn after braces, helping to keep teeth in their new position.
  5. Radiograph: An image obtained by radiation, typically referring to X-rays.
  6. Resin: A plastic material used in bonding and veneers.
  7. Recession: The process in which the gums pull away from the teeth, exposing the root.
  8. Reline: Reshaping the underside of a denture to make it more comfortable.
  9. Root Planing: Smoothing the tooth’s root by removing toxins.
  10. Rubber Dam: A thin sheet used to isolate one or more teeth during treatment.
  11. Radiolucent: Allowing the passage of X-rays.
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