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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. Unerupted Tooth: Refers to a dental condition wherein a tooth has not yet emerged through the gum tissue and taken its designated location within the dental arch.
  2. Underbite: When the lower teeth are further forward than the upper teeth.
  3. Uvula: The fleshy extension hanging down at the back of the soft palate.
  4. Uvulitis: Inflammation of the uvula.
  5. Unerupted: A tooth that has not yet pushed through the gum.
  6. Ulcer: A sore on the skin or mucous membrane.
  7. Universal Precautions: Procedures used to protect against transmission of disease.
  8. Ultrasonic Cleaning: Using ultrasonic vibrations to remove plaque and tartar from teeth.
  9. Upcoding: Coding a dental service at a higher level than what was actually performed (considered unethical).
  10. Unilateral: Affecting one side of something.
  11. Umbilical: Related to or affecting the navel or umbilical cord; term sometimes used in embryology regarding oral structures.
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