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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. Scaling: is a dental procedure aimed at eliminating plaque and calculus from the teeth, specifically targeting the areas at and slightly below the gumline.
  2. Sealant: A plastic material used to seal the grooves and pits on the chewing surface of the teeth.
  3. Sedation: The use of medication to relax patients during dental procedures.
  4. Sublingual: Under the tongue.
  5. Submandibular: Beneath the lower jaw.
  6. Suture: A stitch used to hold soft tissues together.
  7. Supernumerary: Extra teeth that can develop in addition to the regular number.
  8. Subluxation: An injury to a tooth that has been hit and is loosened but not displaced.
  9. Saliva Ejector: A suction device to remove saliva, water, and debris from the mouth.
  10. Sinus Lift: A surgical procedure to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw.
  11. Socket: Refers to the anatomical cavity within the bone that remains after the extraction of a tooth.
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